15.10 - STARTUP - 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)

The startup string is performed either when you log on to Teradata Database through BTEQ or when you establish a JDBC connection using the Teradata JDBC driver and have specified the connection parameter RUNSTARTUP=ON. BTEQ and JDBC are the only client applications that support startup strings.

You can include a SET SESSION CALENDAR request in a startup string to set the calendar for a user to something other than the default Teradata calendar. The other available system-defined calendars are named ISO and COMPATIBLE. For more information, see “SET SESSION CALENDAR” in SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics.

One or more SQL requests, separated by SEMICOLON characters, that are performed to establish the session environment when the user logs on.
Set the startup string to NULL, that is, no startup string.