User-Defined Methods (UDMs) | Teradata FastLoad - 17.10 - User-Defined Methods (UDMs) - FastLoad

Teradata® FastLoad Reference

Product
FastLoad
Release Number
17.10
Published
June 2021
Last Update
2021-07-01
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-2411-061K
Language
English (United States)

Database developer-created custom functions, which are explicitly connected to UDTs are known as User-Defined Methods (UDMs). All UDMs must reside on server.

Use UDMs to create an interface to the UDT that is independent of the UDT's internal representation. This makes it possible to later enhance a given UDT even in cases where the internal representation of the UDT must be changed to support the enhancement, without changing all of the database applications which use the UDT.