[SOLVED] Teradata Error 3854 SQLState HY000 – is not a view – cool tip in 3 mins!

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In this post I will explain why you encountered an error [ Teradata Error 3854 SQLState HY000 ] [Error 3854] [SQLState HY000] <your object name> is not a view while executing the DDL query at Teradata, what caused the problem and how to resolve it.

Problem -> Teradata Error 3854 SQLState HY000

The error code 3854 occurs when you try execute SQL query appropraite to the view, but the name of the object that you used – is not a view. It means that at the current database exists table or macro with the same name.

For example, if at the current database exists table with name TUT_EMPLOYEE and you try execute query like below, you get the 3854 error code.

REPLACE VIEW TUT_EMPLOYEE
(
   <list of attributes>
)
AS SELECT 
   <list of attributes> 
FROM <table name>;

Checking Object Type in Teradata

After getting 3854 error code, check if the object which you referred is the view. You can verify it using the below query:

SELECT * FROM DBC.TABLES 
WHERE DATABASENAME ='<your database name>'
AND TABLEKIND ='V' ;

That’s all. I hope that it help you! 🙂

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