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1.5.6 User Views

User Views are not a logical modeling concept. They are included to allow analysts to document logical views of the data which can be used by the physical database.

The aim of a user view is to allow you to define  access to a file in a sequence other than the primary key and logical views created as a result of relationships. User views will generate logical views when a database build is performed on an entity.

For example, a logical view sequenced by Customer Name will not ordinarily be created for the Customer entity, as there are no relationships involving Customer Name and it is not part of the key of Customer. However, an end user may wish to view Customer information in Customer Name sequence. A user view can be created to support this requirement.

For more details, refer to 9. User Views.