15.10 - EXTERNAL - 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)

Introduction to the mandatory external function body reference clause.

This clause is mandatory for all UDFs.

This clause can specify four different things:

  • The keyword EXTERNAL only.
  • The keywords EXTERNAL NAME plus an external function name (with optional Parameter Style specification).

    This is a mandatory attribute for all UDFs.

  • The keywords EXTERNAL NAME plus a set of external string literals.
  • The keywords EXTERNAL NAME plus a Java JAR ID specification.