15.00 - Input Data Formats - FastLoad

Teradata FastLoad Reference

prodname
FastLoad
vrm_release
15.00
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-2411-034K

Input Data Formats

This section covers the data formats supported by Teradata FastLoad as well as those data sets and tapes not supported by the utility.

Input data is the raw data that Teradata FastLoad loads from the client system or workstation to the Teradata Database. The input data can be either formatted, unformatted, variable‑length text or of specific file types, depending on the configuration of the client system.

For networkattached configurations, Teradata FastLoad supports the following data formats:

  • Formatted
  • Unformatted
  • Binary
  • Text
  • Variable‑length text
  • For mainframeattached configurations, Teradata FastLoad supports data sets and tape files with the following record format (RECFM) attributes:

  • Data sets and tape files with the following record format (RECFM) attributes:
  • F (fixed)
  • FB (fixed block)
  • V (variable)
  • VB (variable block)
  • VBS (variable block, spanned)