16.10 - Purpose - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Types and Literals

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

Data definition phrases, also referred to as data description phrases, are used in SQL statements to define how to store data in the columns of a table, how to present the data in the results of queries, and whether to apply column-level integrity constraints.

You can also use data definition phrases in expressions to convert data to another type or modify data attributes.