16.10 - DATE Formats - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Types and Literals

prodname
Teradata Database
vrm_release
16.10
created_date
June 2017
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-1143-161K

To simplify your work with dates, Teradata Database assumes that you want dates in a preset format. Your database administrator sets that format for the system with the DateForm setting and the default date format setting in the specification for data formatting (SDF) file.

Those settings determine the following:

  • Export data type of DATE values
  • Data entry format for DATE values
  • Display format of DATE values in macros being executed
  • Date format for string-to-DATE comparisons and conversions
  • Display format of DATE columns in newly created tables and views