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Unnamed derived tables

Applies to ✅ Open Source Edition   ✅ Express Edition   ✅ Professional Edition   ✅ Enterprise Edition

The org.jooq.Table type can reference a derived table:

-- Derived table
// Derived table

Most databases do not support unnamed derived tables, they require an explicit alias. If you do not provide jOOQ with such an explicit alias, an alias will be generated based on the derived table's content, to make sure the generated SQL will be syntactically correct. The generated alias is not specified and should not be referenced explicitly.

While the actual alias shouldn't be relied upon, as the generation algorithm might change between jOOQ versions, the alias will remain stable per SQL content of the derived table, in order to prevent execution plan cache contention in dialects with an execution plan. In other words, two consecutive renderings of a structurally identical derived table should produce the same generated alias. Of course, it's usually better to provide an explicit alias nonetheless.

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