16.20 - Argument Types - 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)

UPPER/UCASE is valid only for character strings and character string expressions. The function does not accept CLOBs and non-character arguments.

By default, Teradata Database performs implicit type conversion on UDT arguments that have implicit casts to predefined character types.

To define an implicit cast for a UDT, use the CREATE CAST statement and specify the AS ASSIGNMENT clause. For more information on CREATE CAST, see Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples, B035-1144.

Implicit type conversion of UDTs for system operators and functions, including UPPER/UCASE, is a Teradata extension to the ANSI SQL standard. To disable this extension, set the DisableUDTImplCastForSysFuncOp field of the DBS Control Record to TRUE.