Deferred Table Creation in SAP Systems with IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
In an attempt to further reduce the disk space needed by a SAP system, the new feature deferred table creation was introduced as an installation option for the AS ABAP with SAP NetWeaver 7.0 SR3 on IBM DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows. This option replaces empty database tables ? which already consume disk space ? with read-only views. This paper explains deferred table creation in detail.