Notation for Online Help - 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 notation used to display SQL statement and utility command syntax is simple, as indicated by the following table:

Notation Element Description
[ ] The item within the square brackets is optional.
{ } The item within the curly braces is required.
[ … ] The item within the square brackets can be repeated.
| Exclusive OR. You can specify either the item to the right of | or the item to its left, but not both.

Stacked optional items indicate alternatives. For example, the following fragment indicates that you can choose only one of x, y, or z:

     [x]
     [y]
     [z]

Sequential optional items indicate independent options. For example, the following fragment indicates that you can choose x, y, z, x and y, x and z, y and z, or x, y, and z:

     [x] [y] [z]