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Pro Oracle Database 11g Administration by Darl Kuhn

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C H A P T E R  9

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Views, Synonyms, and Sequences

This chapter focuses on views, synonyms, and sequences. Views are used extensively in reporting applications and also to present subsets of data to applications. Synonyms provide a means to transparently allow users to display and use other users' objects. Sequences are often used to generate unique numbers that are used to populate primary-key and foreign-key values.

images Note Although views, synonyms, and sequences may not seem as important as tables and indexes, the truth of the matter is that they're ...

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