16.10 - Macros - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Fundamentals

Teradata Database
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June 2017
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Programming Reference
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A macro consists of one or more statements that can be executed by performing a single statement. Each time the macro is performed, one or more rows of data can be returned.

A frequently used SQL statement or series of statements can be incorporated into a macro and defined using the SQL CREATE MACRO statement.

The statements in the macro are performed using the EXECUTE statement.

A macro can include an EXECUTE statement that executes another macro.

Performing a macro is similar to performing a multistatement request.

Related Topics

For more information about:
  • The SQL CREATE MACRO statement, see “CREATE MACRO” in SQL Data Definition Language - Syntax and Examples, B035-1144.
  • The EXECUTE statement, see “EXECUTE (Macro Form)” in SQL Data Manipulation Language , B035-1146 .