Creating Tables

CREATE TABLE creates a table in the Vertica logical schema. For example:

=> CREATE TABLE orders(
	orderkey    INT,
	custkey     INT,
	prodkey     ARRAY[VARCHAR(10)],
	orderprices ARRAY[DECIMAL(12,2)],
	orderdate   DATE

Table Data Storage

Unlike traditional databases that store data in tables, Vertica physically stores table data in projections, which are collections of table columns. Projections store data in a format that optimizes query execution. Similar to materialized views, they store result sets on disk rather than compute them each time they are used in a query.

In order to query or perform any operation on a Vertica table, the table must have one or more projections associated with it. For more information, see Physical Schema in Vertica Concepts.

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