16.10 - Using Extended Character Sets - Parallel Transporter

Teradata Parallel Transporter Reference

Product
Parallel Transporter
Release Number
16.10
Published
July 2017
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-2436-077K
Language
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.