15.10 - CHECK (boolean_condition) - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

Teradata Database
Release Number
December 2015
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

A conditional expression, including scalar comparison conditions using, for example, any of the following comparison operators.

  • =
  • <>
  • >
  • >=

For more information about these operators, see SQL Functions, Operators, Expressions, and Predicates, B035-1145.

When a CHECK constraint is part of the column definition, then its defined search condition cannot reference any other columns in its table, nor are set specifications allowed. Valid column-level CHECK constraints that reference candidate keys of other tables are permitted. See also the CREATE TABLE topic “BETWEEN … AND … Constraints” in SQL Data Definition Language - Detailed Topics, B035-1184and Database Design, B035-1094.

A table-level CHECK constraint can compare any columns defined for its table, both against each other and against constant values.