17.00 - ANSI Compliance - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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Release Date
September 2020
Content Type
Programming Reference
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English (United States)

CREATE INDEX is a Teradata extension to the ANSI SQL:2011 standard. The ANSI SQL standard does not define DDL for creating indexes.

The CREATE UNIQUE INDEX syntax is functionally equivalent to adding a UNIQUE NOT NULL or PRIMARY KEY NOT NULL constraint set to a column in ANSI SQL:2011 if all of the columns in the column set are NOT NULL.

A CREATE UNIQUE INDEX statement on a column set where one or more columns are nullable is similar.