16.10 - External Type Example - Parallel Transporter

Teradata Parallel Transporter Reference

Parallel Transporter
Release Number
July 2017
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)

For example, if the following conditions exist:

  • UDT named FULLNAME exists
  • The external type associated with FULLNAME is VARCHAR(46)

Then, during an retrieve of FULLNAME values, the Teradata Database server converts the values from FULLNAME values to VARCHAR(46) values by invoking the “from-sql routine” associated with the FULLNAME UDT.

The client must expect to receive the data in the same format as it receives VARCHAR(46) values.

Similarly, when values are provided by the client for insert into a FULLNAME UDT, the client must provide values in the same way it would provide values for a VARCHAR(46) field. The Teradata Database server will convert the values from VARCHAR(46) to FULLNAME values using the “to-sql routine” associated with the FULLNAME UDT.