The stored procedure
GENERATE_STATS gathers and stores the
statistics of all the fields of a view (minimum value, maximum value,
etc. of each field) and the number of rows of the view.
To gather these statistics, it executes a
SELECT statement with
several aggregation functions, in order to obtain statistics like the
average size of each field, number of distinct values, etc.
If you want to gather and store the statistics of only some fields of the view, see the section GENERATE_STATS_FOR_FIELDS.
GENERATE_STATS ( viewname : text )
viewname: the procedure will gather the statistics of the view with this name (with the same case)
Only users that have the Write privilege on the view can execute this procedure. This means, the following users can execute this procedure:
- Administrators or administrators of this database.
- Users that have the Connect and Write privileges on this database.
- Users that have the Connect privilege on this database and Write privilege on this view.