Viewing External Table Definitions: Quick Tip
James Knicely, Vertica Field Chief Technologist
February 1, 2019
An alternative to importing data into Vertica is to query it in place. For that we use external tables. Once an external table is created you can view its definition via the TABLES system table. Helpful Links: https://www.vertica.com/docs/latest/HTML/Content/Authoring/AdministratorsGuide/Tables/ExternalTables/CreatingExternalTables.htm https://www.vertica.com/docs/latest/HTML/Content/Authoring/AdministratorsGuide/Tables/ExternalTables/Intro.htm Have fun!