Generating view creation scripts

When you generate reports, you extract reportable data from the reporting views or tables. You can create reporting views by using the view creation scripts. Use the Reports SQL Generator to create view creation scripts.

About this task

Note: For Unica Deliver reports, make sure that you run the SQL scripts against the Unica Campaign database to create the staging tables and batch procedures. For more information, see For Unica Deliver only: Creating stored procedures, staging tables, and indexes.

To create view creation scripts, complete the following steps.


  1. Log in to Unica as the user who has the ReportsSystem role.

    If you used the default JNDI names for JDBC data sources, continue to step 3.

  2. If you did not use the default JNDI names for JDBC data sources, complete steps a and b:
    1. Select Settings > Configuration > Reports > Schemas > ProductName.
    2. Change the default values of the JNDI property to match the JNDI names that you used for the JDBC connections.
    Important: If the JNDI data source names are incorrect or have not been configured, the SQL Generator cannot validate the SQL scripts that create tables.
  3. Select Settings > Reports SQL Generator.
  4. In the Product field, select the appropriate Unica application.
  5. In the Schema field, select one or more reporting schemas.
  6. Select the Database Type.
  7. Under the Generate Type list, select the appropriate option for your database type. Table and XML options are not recommended.
    Database Allowed Options
    SQL Server Views
    Oracle Views, Materialized views
    IBM DB2 Views, Materialized views
    MariaDB Views
    Note: For Oracle and IBM® DB2®, it is recommended to use materialized views. The Administrator must schedule them to refresh nightly or hourly as per the requirement.
  8. If you want to examine the SQL script that is generated, click Generate.
    The SQL Generator creates the script and displays it in the browser window.
  9. Click Download.

    The SQL Generator creates the script and prompts for a location in which to save the file. If you selected a single reporting schema, the script name matches the name of schema, for example Deliver_Mailing_Performance.sql. If you selected more than one reporting schema, the script name uses the product name, for example Campaign.sql.

    Note: When you run a script that creates materialized views on a DB2® database, you might see the following error:

    SQL20059W The materialized query table-name may not be used to optimize the processing of queries.

    However, the materialized view is successfully created.

  10. Specify the location where you want to save the script and click Save. If you change the name of the file, make sure to use a name that clearly indicates the schemas that you selected.
  11. Repeat steps 5 through 12 for each script that you want to generate.
    Note: The Unica Interact reporting schemas reference multiple data sources. Generate a separate SQL script for each data source.