Differences Between Rowid & Primary Key Materialized Views
(Doc ID 254593.1)
Last updated on OCTOBER 13, 2019
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The purpose of this article is to explain the differences between rowid and primary key materialized views and materialized view logs. This article also discusses when to use rowid or primary key materialized views/logs in a distributed environment or a data warehouse environment.
This note does not cover different types of materialized views in a datawarehouse environment, please refer to Oracle9i Data Warehousing Guide Release 2.
The terms snapshot and materialized view are synonymous. This article will use the term "materialized view".
Additional notes are referenced in this article that address specific issues or provide additional information.
To be used by anyone interested in understanding the differences between rowid and primary key materialized views in distributed and datawarehousing environments.
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