15.00 - Changes to This Book - FastLoad

Teradata FastLoad Reference

Programming Reference

Changes to This Book

The following changes were made to this book in support of the current release. Changes are marked with change bars. For a complete list of changes to the product, see the Teradata Tools and Utilities Release Definition (B035‑2029) associated with this release.


Date and Release




  • The Database Name can contain up to 129 bytes. See Table 18 on page 65 and “Notify Exit Routine Example” on page 208.
  • TEXT data requires all CHAR or ANSIDATE data types. See “Text Data” on page 23 and “SET RECORD” on page 151.
  • The invocation diagram now provides the -w option to adjust the line wrap when displaying long output messages. See “Batch Mode on Network‑Attached Client Systems” on page 34.
  • Byte and character terminology is now consistent.
  • The Unsupported Data Sets and Tapes section has been removed.
  • User exits (INMOD and Notify Exit) should not make calls to the Teradata Call Level Interface (CLIv2).
  • COBOL references were removed. See Appendix D: “Compile, Link, and Execute INMOD and Notify Exit Routines.”
  • Teradata FastLoad now supports the Big Number (BIGINT, Large Decimal and NUMBER) data type in the NULLIF clause on network platforms.
  • New note for LOGOFF command.
  • New sample output.