17.10 - Result Type and Attributes - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1145-171K
Language
English (United States)

The result data type is a BYTE value (a fixed byte data type). The size of the byte string returned varies according to the data type of the target_arg input argument as shown in the following table.

IF the data type of target_arg is... THEN the result type is... AND the result format is the default format for...
BYTEINT BYTE(1) BYTE(1)
SMALLINT BYTE(2) BYTE(2)
INTEGER BYTE(4) BYTE(4)
BIGINT BYTE(8) BYTE(8)

The default title for TO_BYTE is: TO_BYTE(target_arg).