17.20 - Introduction - ODBC Driver for Teradata

ODBC Driver for Teradata® User Guide

Product
ODBC Driver for Teradata
Release Number
17.20
Published
June 2022
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2022-06-21
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ODBC Driver for Teradata supports the Unicode Data Dictionary. It is a Unicode Driver that seamlessly supports both Unicode and ANSI applications.

ODBC Driver for Teradata communicates with the database using the following supported session character sets:
  • Unicode UTF8 and UTF16 session
  • Double-byte Chinese and Korean
  • EUC and SJIS double-byte Kanji and single-byte Katakana
  • ASCII and Latin session
  • Single byte Thai, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Turkish and Vietnam session

The following table contains a complete list of supported session character sets.

Supported Session Character Sets
ASCII
UTF8
UTF16
SCHINESE936_6R0
TCHINESE950_8R0
LATIN9_0A
LATIN1_0A
LATIN1252_3A0
Shift-JIS (Windows, DOS compatible, KANJISJIS_0S)
EUC (Unix compatible, KANJIEC_0U)
IBM Mainframe (KANJIEBCDIC5035_0I)
BIG5 (TCHBIG5_1R0)
GB (SCHGB2312_1T0)
NetworkKorean (HANGULKSC5601_2R4)
Latin1252_3AO
KANJI932_1S0
ARABIC1256_6A0
CYRILLIC1251_2A0
HEBREW1255_5A0
LATIN1250_1A0
LATIN1254_7A0
LATIN1258_8A0
THAI874_4A0

Unicode ODBC API plus Unicode session character sets combine to provide full support for Unicode applications. Unicode data flows from a Unicode ODBC application to the driver and on to the database without any loss of data due to conversions.