17.10 - SHOW TABLE and Language Support Mode of a System - 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)

You cannot submit a SHOW TABLE request against a dictionary table to determine the language support mode for your system because Vantage always returns the value Unicode as the response to such a request.

Instead, you must submit the following SELECT request to determine the language support mode used by your system.

SELECT infodata
FROM DBC.dbcinfoV
WHERE infokey='language support mode';
IF your system uses this language support mode … THEN the InfoKey value the system returns is …
standard Standard
Japanese Japanese