Example: Additional Object Name and Title Fields Returned with HELP SESSION - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
September 2020
English (United States)
Last Update
Product Category
Teradata Vantage™
When you execute a HELP SESSION statement, the system returns 2 types of names, and where applicable, titles for database objects:
  • Primary names and titles (for example User Name), according to the object definitions that exist in the data dictionary. The system substitutes error characters for any characters that are untranslatable into the session character set.
  • A set of 3 additional fields associated with each name or title. For example:
    The 3 fields for User Name are:
    • User Dictionary Name
    • User SQL Name
    • User UEscape

      The 3 fields for a title (only for applicable objects, for example, tables and columns) are:

    • Dictionary Title
    • SQL Title
    • Title UEscape

      These fields help users to manage the differences between the data dictionary representation of name or title and the representation in the session (client) character set.

      For the rules governing the content and use of name and title fields, see Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics , B035-1184 .

For example:

					       	 User Name DBC
                    Account Name DBC
                      Logon Date 13/01/31
                      Logon Time 02:12:56
                Current DataBase DBC
                       Collation ASCII
                   Character Set ASCII
           Transaction Semantics Teradata
                Current DateForm IntegerDate
               Session Time Zone  00:00
          Default Character Type LATIN
                    Export Latin 1
                  Export Unicode 1
           Export Unicode Adjust 0
                Export KanjiSJIS 1
                  Export Graphic 0
             Default Date Format YY/MM/DD
                 Radix Separator .
                 Group Separator ,
                   Grouping Rule 3
        Currency Radix Separator .
        Currency Group Separator ,
          Currency Grouping Rule 3
                   Currency Name US Dollars
                        Currency $
                     ISOCurrency USD
              Dual Currency Name US Dollars
                   Dual Currency $
                Dual ISOCurrency USD
          Default ByteInt format -(3)9
          Default Integer format -(10)9
         Default SmallInt format -(5)9
          Default Numeric format --(I).9(F)
             Default Real format -9.99999999999999E-999
             Default Time format HH:MI:SS.S(F)Z
        Default Timestamp format YYYY-MM-DDBHH:MI:SS.S(F)Z
                    Current Role
                   Logon Account DBC
                            LDAP N
                  Audit Trail Id DBC
         Current Isolation Level SR
           Default BigInt format -(19)9
                      Proxy User
                      Proxy Role
                 Constraint1Name ?
                Constraint1Value ?
                 Constraint2Name ?
                Constraint2Value ?
                 Constraint3Name ?
                Constraint3Value ?
                 Constraint4Name ?
                Constraint4Value ?
                 Constraint5Name ?
                Constraint5Value ?
                 Constraint6Name ?
                Constraint6Value ?
                 Constraint7Name ?
                Constraint7Value ?
                 Constraint8Name ?
                Constraint8Value ?
              Temporal Qualifier CURRENT VALIDTIME AND CURRENT                                  TRANSACTIONTIME
                        Calendar TERADATA
           Export Width Rule Set 1112211111222232222211121111112222322222
           Default Number format FN9
                   TTGranularity LogicalRow
           Redrive Participation None
            User Dictionary Name DBC
                   User SQL Name DBC
                    User UEscape ?
         Account Dictionary Name DBC
                Account SQL Name DBC
                 Account UEscape ?
Current Database Dictionary Name DBC
       Current Database SQL Name DBC
        Current Database UEscape ?
    Current Role Dictionary Name ?
           Current Role SQL Name ?
            Current Role UEscape ?
   Logon Account Dictionary Name DBC
          Logon Account SQL Name DBC
           Logon Account UEscape ?
         Profile Dictionary Name ?
                Profile SQL Name ?
                 Profile UEscape ?
  Audit Trail Id Dictionary Name DBC
         Audit Trail Id SQL Name DBC
          Audit Trail Id UEscape ?
      Proxy User Dictionary Name ?
             Proxy User SQL Name ?
              Proxy User UEscape ?
      Proxy Role Dictionary Name ?
             Proxy Role SQL Name ?
              Proxy Role UEscape ?
 Constraint1Name Dictionary Name ?
        Constraint1Name SQL Name ?
         Constraint1Name UEscape ?
 Constraint2Name Dictionary Name ?
        Constraint2Name SQL Name ?