16.20 - Result Type and Attributes - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
16.20
Release Date
March 2019
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1145-162K
Language
English (United States)

The result data type is a VARBYTE string. The size (number of bytes) of the VARBYTE string depends on the data type of the target_arg input argument and the number of bits requested.

For example:

IF the data type of target_arg is... THEN the result type is... AND the result format is the default format for...
BYTEINT VARBYTE(1) VARBYTE(1)
SMALLINT VARBYTE(2) VARBYTE(2)
INTEGER VARBYTE(4) VARBYTE(4)
BIGINT VARBYTE(8) VARBYTE(8)
VARBYTE(n) VARBYTE(m)

where m is the smallest number of bytes to accommodate the requested number of bits.

VARBYTE(m)

The maximum supported size (n) for VARBYTE is 8192 bytes.

The default title for SUBBITSTR is: SUBBITSTR(target_arg, position_arg, num_bits_arg).