Example - 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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Because QUANTILE uses equal-width histograms to partition the specified data, it does not partition the data equally using equal-height histograms. In other words, do not expect equal row counts per specified quantile. Expect empty quantile histograms when, for example, duplicate values for sort_expression are found in the data.

For example, consider the following simple SELECT statement.

   SELECT itemNo, quantity, QUANTILE(10,quantity) FROM inventory;

The report might look like this.

itemNo quantity Quantile(10, quantity)
13 1 0
9 1 0
7 1 0
2 1 0
5 1 0
3 1 0
1 1 0
6 1 0
4 1 0
10 1 0
8 1 0
11 1 0
12 9 9

Because the quantile sort is on quantity, and there are only two quantity scores in the inventory table, there are no scores in the report for deciles 1 through 8.