17.05 - EXISTS Quantifier - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Manipulation Language

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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Release Date
January 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
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English (United States)

SQL supports the EXISTS () logical quantifier for testing the result of subquery search conditions. See Specifying Subqueries in Search Conditions. For more information about the EXISTS quantifier, see Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates, B035-1145.

If the subquery would return response rows, then the WHERE condition is considered to be satisfied. Specifying the NOT qualifier for the EXISTS predicate inverts the test.

A subquery used in a search condition does not return any rows. It returns a boolean value to indicate whether responses would or would not be returned.

The subquery can be correlated with an outer query.