16.10 - About FastExport - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Administration

Teradata Database
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April 2018
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English (United States)

FastExport quickly exports data from a Teradata Database system to the client platform. This utility can format and export very large amounts of data very quickly. The maximum number of FastExport jobs you can run is 60. The default is 5. You can also change the maximum number of jobs allowed by defining throttle rules through the Teradata Viewpoint Workload Designer portlet. (See Maximum Number of Concurrent FastLoad, MultiLoad, and FastExport Jobs for more information.)

To improve performance:

  • Do not use too many sessions.
  • Avoid using any option that causes the evaluation of individual fields within a layout, including NULLIF clauses and APPLY WHERE conditions.

The following restrictions and limitations apply:

  • Exponential operators
  • Concatenated fields
  • Hexadecimal forms

For more information, see Teradata FastExport Reference.