CREATE TABLE/CREATE TABLE AS (Temporal Forms) | Teradata Vantage - CREATE TABLE/CREATE TABLE AS Syntax (Temporal Form) - Analytics Database - Teradata Vantage

Temporal Table Support

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
2023-10-30
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Product Category
Teradata Vantage™
Teradata Vantage™ - Temporal Table Support describes syntax that is especially relevant to temporal tables. Syntax that is not required, or that is not otherwise specific to temporal tables is generally not shown in this document. For additional syntax, see Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples, B035-1144 , Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Manipulation Language, B035-1146 , and Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Control Language, B035-1149.
[NONTEMPORAL] CREATE MULTISET [ GLOBAL TEMPORARY | VOLATILE ] TABLE
  [ database_name. | user_name. ] table_name
  [ , create_table_option [...] ]
  ( other_create_table_option [,...] )
  standard_table_options [;]
For descriptions of standard data types, column attributes, index and partition options, and other standard CREATE TABLE syntax, see Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples, B035-1144.
other_create_table_option
{ column_definition |

  derived_period_column |

  table_level_definition |

  NORMALIZE [ ALL BUT ( ignored_column_list ) ]
    ON normalize_column [ ON OVERLAPS [ OR MEETS ] ]
}
column_definition
column_name {

  data_type [ column_attribute | column_constraint_attributes ] [...] |

  temporal_column
}
derived_period_column
PERIOD FOR derived_column ( begin_column, end_column )
    [ [AS] { VALIDTIME | TRANSACTIONTIME } ]
table_level_definition
{ unique_definition | reference_definition | check_definition }
column_constraint_attributes
[ CONSTRAINT name ] {

  [ time_option ] { CHECK ( boolean_condition ) | UNIQUE | PRIMARY KEY } |

  [ RI_time_option ] REFERENCES WITH NO CHECK OPTION
    table_name [ ( column_name ) ]
}
temporal_column
{ { PERIOD (DATE) | PERIOD ( [ ( precision ) ] [ WITH TIME ZONE ] ) }
    [ NOT NULL ] [AS] VALIDTIME |

  PERIOD ( TIMESTAMP(6) WITH TIME ZONE ) NOT NULL [AS] TRANSACTIONTIME
}
unique_definition
[ CONSTRAINT name ]
  [ time_option ]
  { UNIQUE | PRIMARY KEY }
  ( column_name [,...] )
reference_definition
[ CONSTRAINT name ]
  [ RI_time_option ]
  FOREIGN KEY
  ( column_name [,...] )
  REFERENCES WITH NO CHECK OPTION table_name [ ( column_name [,...] ) ]
check_definition
[ CONSTRAINT name ]
  [ time_option ]
  CHECK ( boolean_condition )
time_option
CURRENT TRANSACTIONTIME
  [ AND [ CURRENT | SEQUENCED | NONSEQUENCED ] VALIDTIME ]
RI_time_option
{ CURRENT | SEQUENCED | NONSEQUENCED } TRANSACTIONTIME
  [ AND [ CURRENT | SEQUENCED | NONSEQUENCED ] VALIDTIME ]
]