Character Sets Categories | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - About Character Sets - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Advanced SQL Engine International Character Set Support

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
User Guide
Publication ID
English (United States)

There are two categories of character sets in a Teradata Database environment.

Category Description
Client (session) character set
  • Used by a client to log on and make requests to the database.
  • Used by the database for data returned to the client.
Server or internal (database) character set Used by the database to store user data.