17.10 - Method Definitions Are Split Between CREATE METHOD And CREATE TYPE Definitions - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1184-171K
Language
English (United States)
Customers using Vantage delivered as-a-service cannot create their own C++ and Java UDFs, UDMs, UDTs, or External Stored Procedures.

Unlike other SQL database objects, the definition for a method is split between CREATE METHOD and its signature as defined in its associated CREATE TYPE statement.

Although the definition for a method is generally similar to that of a UDF, unlike a UDF definition, the following components of a method are defined only in its signature:
  • SPECIFIC NAME clause
  • LANGUAGE clause
  • PARAMETER STYLE clause
  • [NOT] DETERMINISTIC clause
  • SQL data access (NO SQL) clause

The RETURNS clause is defined both in the CREATE METHOD definition and in the CREATE TYPE signature for the method.