GREATEST Function Examples | Teradata Vantage - Examples - Analytics Database - Teradata Vantage

SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

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
2024-01-12
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Example: Querying for the Largest Integer Value

The following query returns the result 13.

SELECT GREATEST(13, 6);

Example: GREATEST with DECIMAL Input

In the following query, if the input arguments have data types of DECIMAL(4,2) and DECIMAL(5,4), the return data type is DECIMAL(6,4) and the result value is 13.1200.

SELECT GREATEST(13.12, 6.1234); 

Example: GREATEST with Character Input

The following query returns the result 'apples'.

SELECT GREATEST('apples', 'alpha');

Example: Comparing Milliseconds in a TIMESTAMP

SELECT GREATEST('2003-08-17 12:15:24.756' (TIMESTAMP(6)), '2003-08-17 12:15:24.456' (TIMESTAMP(6)));

Result:

greatest('2003-08-17 12:15:24.756','2003-08-17 12:15:24.456')
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                                   2003-08-17 12:15:24.756000