15.10 - DEFAULT CHARACTER SET - 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)

Server character set for the specified user.

For details about server character set options, see International Character Set Support.

If you change the default character set for a user, you must recompile any UDFs the user previously created.

All changes affect only those columns created after the user definition has been modified. Columns created previously by this user retain their original server character set.

If you do not assign a default server character set, Teradata Database assigns one automatically using the default character set it retrieves from the DBS Control parameter DefaultCharacterSet.

Most systems can use either:
  • UNICODE (contains all languages)
You cannot specify a server character set of KANJI1. Otherwise, the system returns an error to the requestor.