Determines the data type returned by COUNT operations.
|0||Data type depends on session mode:
|1||Data type is NUMBER.|
|2||Data type is BIGINT.|
Changes Take Effect
After the DBS Control Record has been written.
If you experience numeric overflow errors with COUNT operations, try changing this field value to 1 or 2. This can happen for tables with billions of rows, specifically in Teradata session mode if the base table of the COUNT aggregate function exceeds about two billion rows.
For more information about aggregate functions including COUNT, see Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates, B035-1145.