Similarities With The Syntax For CREATE TYPE (Distinct Form) - 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
dita:mapPath
vuk1628111288877.ditamap
dita:ditavalPath
qkf1628213546010.ditaval
dita:id
B035-1184
lifecycle
latest
Product Category
Teradata Vantage™

The syntax for CREATE TYPE (Structured Form) is similar to that for the CREATE TYPE (Distinct Form) statement.

The major distinguishing characteristics are the following:

  • The AS attribute_name list with an optional INSTANTIABLE specification.

    For CREATE TYPE (Distinct Form), the corresponding clause is the AS predefined_data_type clause.

  • The mandatory NOT FINAL specification.

    For CREATE TYPE (Distinct Form), the mandatory specification is FINAL.

  • The ability to create constructor method signatures, which you cannot do for distinct types.