16.10 - Using Extended Character Sets - Parallel Transporter

Teradata Parallel Transporter Reference

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

Teradata PT allows use of extended multibyte character sets, such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Latin, UTF-8, and UTF-16, as long as they are supported and defined for Teradata Database.

The character set must be common among the following elements when using Teradata PT:

  • Data
  • Session character set, as specified in the job script.
  • Character set used to encode the job script.

The exception to the preceding rule is that for UTF-8 and UTF-16, the job script may be coded in one character set while the data is in the other, if the proper setup is executed.

For information about UTF-8 / UTF-16 compatibility and setup Options for Specifying UTF-8 and UTF-16 in a Job Script.

For a list of valid values for session character set International Character Set Support (B035-1125).

UTF-8 and UTF-16 are only supported by Teradata PT on network-attached platforms.