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

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

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Configuration
User Guide
Publication ID
B035-1125-171K
Language
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.