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Setting to not offer public tables when importing data from a database

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This might only concern Oracle databases, but possibly others as well.

In SPSS one can import data from a database. One of the first steps is to select the table or view to read from.
This list of tables/views includes public tables/views, ie granted to PUBLIC (any current and future user).
If there are applications installed in the database the list of public tables/view can be large.

A side-note: the query used by SPSS to find all tables/views available to the user varies depending on the odbc-driver used.
When using an Oracle odbc driver it's possible to modify the database for the connecting user so that public tables are excluded. When using the IBM Wire Protocol driver the query is different and cant be "fixed".

As public tables are sometimes (typically?) not interesting for the user, it would be good if there was a setting in SPSS to ignore them when listing available tables.

  • Tomas Albinsson
  • Dec 14 2018
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