15.10 - CHECKSUM - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

Teradata Database
Release Number
December 2015
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)

A table-specific disk I/O integrity checksum for detection of hardware read errors. The checksum level setting applies to primary data rows, fallback data rows, and all secondary index rows for the table.

For a system-defined join index, the integrity checking setting you specify for a base table also applies to any system-defined join indexes defined on that table. You cannot specify integrity checking for a system-defined join index directly.

If you do not specify a value, the system assumes the system-wide default value for this table type. This is equivalent to specifying DEFAULT.

The HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW settings are deprecated and are equivalent to specifying ON.
Calculate checksums using the entire disk block. Sample 100% of the disk blocks to generate a checksum. ON is equivalent to ALL, which is deprecated.
Disables checksum disk I/O integrity checks. OFF is equivalent to NONE, which is deprecated.
The default setting is the current DBS Control checksum setting specified for this table type.