May 22, 2024 — SQL Release Notes

Using the TABLE keyword as an alternative to SYSTEM$REFERENCE and SYSTEM$QUERY_REFERENCE

You can now use the TABLE keyword to get a reference to a table, view, secure view, or query.

The reference created by this keyword is valid only for the scope of the call. In addition, the reference only confers the SELECT privilege on the table, view, or secure view.

For example, rather than calling the SYSTEM$REFERENCE function to get a reference to a table:

CALL my_procedure(SYSTEM$REFERENCE('table', my_table));

you can use the TABLE keyword:

CALL my_procedure(TABLE(my_table));

For details, see Using the TABLE keyword to create a reference to a table, view, or query.