MBR Transforms | Geospatial Data Types | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - Transforms - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Geospatial Data Types

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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Release Date
July 2021
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

Client applications can use a VARCHAR to insert a value into an MBR column. The VARCHAR must have the following format:

(xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax)

where white space can appear anywhere.

For queries that select data from an MBR column, the database returns the MBR data as a VARCHAR(256) using the same format (xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax).

Consider the following definition of a table that defines an MBR column.

CREATE TABLE sample_MBRs (skey INTEGER, shape_mbr MBR);

A query that selects data from the shape_mbr column results in the database returning the column data as a VARCHAR(256):

FROM sample_MBRs;

--------      -------------
1001          (10, 3, 22, 7)