16.20 - Examples - 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)

Example: Querying for the Smallest Integer Value

The following query returns 6.

SELECT LEAST(13, 6);

Example: LEAST with DECIMAL Input

In the following query, if the input arguments have data types of DECIMAL(5,4) and DECIMAL(4,2), the return data type is DECIMAL(6,4) and the return value is 1.1234.

SELECT LEAST(1.1234, 36.12);

Example: LEAST with Character Input

The following query returns 'alpha'.

SELECT LEAST('apples', 'alpha');

Example: Comparing Time Zones in a TIMESTAMP

SELECT LEAST(CAST('2003-08-17 20:15:24-05:00' AS TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE), CAST('2003-08-17 20:15:24-02:00' AS TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE));

Result:

LEAST('2003-08-17 20:15:24-05:00','2003-08-17 20:15:24-02:00')
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                              2003-08-17 20:15:24.000000-02:00