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Status Future consideration
Workspace Informix
Components Informix Server
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 13, 2021

Solution for Awkward-Looking Queries in Views

When we create a view using a sensible-looking query, the database converts it into a version that has lots of extra parentheses and odd-looking table names. Below is an example of one of these converted queries. This is a relatively simple example compared to some of the other views we have. My question is whether a tool exists that can convert one of these awkward-looking view-related queries back into a sensible-looking query for ease of understanding.

create view "ifxcita".vwcitationbalance (i_citation_id,i_accounting_id,

i_transactiontype,c_description,dc_balance,dc_disbursed) as

select x0.i_citation_id ,x0.i_accounting_id ,x0.i_transactiontype ,

x1.c_description ,((x1.i_creditdebit * x0.dc_transamount ) + NVL ((

select sum((x3.i_creditdebit * x2.dc_transamount ) )

from "ifxcita".citationaccounting x2 ,"ifxcita".transactiontype x3

where ((x2.i_transactiontype = x3.i_transactiontype ) AND (x2.i_accountingnum = x0.i_accounting_id ) )

) ,0. )) ,NVL ((

select sum(x5.dc_amount )

from "ifxcita".receiptdetail x4 ,"ifxcita".distributions x5

where ((x4.i_detail_id = x5.i_detail_id ) AND (x4.i_accounting_id = x0.i_accounting_id ) )

) ,0. )

from "ifxcita".citationaccounting x0 ,"ifxcita".transactiontype x1

where (((x0.i_transactiontype = x1.i_transactiontype ) AND (x1.i_creditdebit < 0 ) ) AND (x1.c_offsetting = 'N' ) ) ;

Needed by Date Jun 30, 2021