17.10 - Inline Storage Size - 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)

You can use the optional INLINE LENGTH specification to specify the inline storage size. When the data is smaller than or equal to the inline storage size, it is stored inside the base row. Otherwise, the data is stored as a LOB (large object).

If the inline length is equal to the maximum length specified for the data type, the data type is treated as a non-LOB type. In this case, the performance may be better because there is no LOB overhead. You may see some performance improvement especially when the data type is used with UDFs.

You can use the maxlength together with the INLINE LENGTH options to improve space management for geospatial data by forcing smaller geometries to be stored inline as non-LOB values. This stores the geospatial data within the table row itself, rather than in a separate LOB subtable. Furthermore, by specifying a small inline length for small geometries, Vantage reserves less space in the row, so more columns can be added to the table. Additionally, non-LOB geometries work with some load utilities that do not support LOBs.