In the GeoMedia/G/Technology Interface workflow, are Flattened Views the same as Materialized Views?
To serve up the G/Technology attribution contained in the various nongraphic tables and views that make up the complex feature model of G/Technology, you need to create flattened views (or tables) containing the required attributes. These flattened views consist of a join between the graphic component table/view that was used to publish the DDC file and any other attribute tables/views that have some relation to the features contained in the DDC recordset.
Flattened views are strictly a G/Technology Interface nomenclature,. Flattened views are just views.
Materialized views are really tables that contain the results of the view and are refreshed according to a schedule or when the base tables are updated. They are treated as views but have the characteristics and performance of a table, They are generally read-only.