16.20 - Source File Name Clause - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantage™ SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
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Release Date
March 2019
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

The Source File Name clause specifies the location of a source file that is to be used for this external procedure definition.

The syntax for this clause is either of the following.

  • CS¡name_on_server¡source_name
  • SS¡name_on_server¡source_name

    The character ¡ represents a user-defined delimiter.

Perform the following procedure for specifying a source file name string.

  1. Begin the clause with the appropriate client or server location code.
    IF you specify this code … THEN the source or object code for the external procedure is stored on the …
    C client.
    S server.
  2. Type the character S to indicate this is a source file specification.
  3. Specify an arbitrary delimiter character to separate the S code and the name_on_server variable specified in the string.
  4. Specify the name assigned to the source file on the server.

    All names on server must be unique among the UDFs, table UDFs, and external procedures created within the same database. If the CREATE/REPLACE PROCEDURE definition includes a nonunique name_on_server specification, the system does not create it.

  5. Specify your delimiter character to separate the name_on_server from the source_name.
  6. Specify the path and name of the source file.

    You can use either \ or / characters to specify the path for all platforms.