RETURNS TABLE Clause - Analytics Database - Teradata Vantage

SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

Deployment
VantageCloud
VantageCore
Edition
Enterprise
IntelliFlex
VMware
Product
Analytics Database
Teradata Vantage
Release Number
17.20
Published
June 2022
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2023-07-11
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Product Category
Teradata Vantage™

The basic RETURNS TABLE clause for a table UDF definition is a basic definition for the table to be returned and consists only of a list of the columns and their respective data types.

The dynamic results row specification RETURNS TABLE clause for a table UDF definition provides a method for dynamically defining the number of columns returned by the function when that number cannot be known before you invoke the function. The only parameter you specify for this clause is the maximum number of output columns. The system defines the column names and data types at run time.