Norman, if you use the "view" several times in the query, CBO can decide to materialize it, without the hint.
>> It is more than cosmetic as it can be referenced multiple times and the >> query is only run once and materialized, then processed as a table in the >> main query
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm sure it is only materiali[sz]ed if you use the materialize hint ? Jonathan has a post somewhere on this list on this very subject (I think !).
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