15.00 - Chapter 3 ITEQ Command Descriptions - Interactive Teradata Query Facility

Interactive Teradata Query Reference

Interactive Teradata Query Facility
Programming Reference

ITEQ is composed of commands which are described alphabetically in this chapter. The structure of an ITEQ command is:

commandkeyword parameters ;

The command string must be terminated with a semicolon.


Specifies the function of the command. A command keyword is reserved for ITEQ; it may not be used as a symbolic name or as part of such a name. Appendix A contains a complete listing of ITEQ keywords.


Contain numbers, variable names, strings, special characters, an keywords that define the result of command execution.

Each command description contains:

1 A brief description of the command function.

2 The command form. Defaults are underscored in the syntax format. Braces (“{ }”) indicate a choice; the user must enter one of the options within the braces. Brackets (“[]”) indicate an optional entry.

3 Usage notes describing how the command is used.

4 An example of command usage.