17.10 - Specifying the Default Server Character Set - 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)

You can specify the default server character set:

  • For the data stored in a specific table column, using the CHARACTER SET option in a CREATE TABLE or ALTER TABLE statement.
  • For a user, using the DEFAULT CHARACTER SET options in a CREATE USER or MODIFY USER statement.

The default character set for data storage is determined in the following order. If a default is not defined, the system defers to the next lower item on the list:

  1. Table column default
  2. User default
  3. System default (as defined by the language mode)