16.20 - Function Identifiers - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantage™ SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

Product
Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
Release Number
16.20
Release Date
March 2019
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1184-162K
Language
English (United States)

SQL UDF function names (see Function Name) are distinct from SQL UDF specific function names.

The following table briefly outlines the differences among the different function identifiers:

Function Identifier Syntax Variable Name Definition
Function name function_name The identifier used to call the function from an SQL request.
  • If a specific name is assigned to the function, function_name is not the name by which the dictionary knows the function as a database object, and it need not be unique within its containing database or user.
  • If no specific name is assigned to the function, the function name is the data dictionary is function_name.
Specific function name specific_function_name The identifier used to define the function as a database object in the dictionary table DBC.TVM.