16.10 - Format - Parallel Transporter

Teradata Parallel Transporter Reference

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

The internal format of each output record must conform to the specified schema.

The FastExport OUTMOD Adapter operator requires each field of the output record to be of a specified length. When no length is specified, the operator assumes the conventional default length.

The FastExport OUTMOD Adapter operator supports both fixed- and variable-length output records.

For records with a two-column schema such as:

  COL2 VARCHAR(10));

each record is comprised of:

  • A four-byte integer, because 4 is the INTEGER length
  • A two-byte length indicator for the VARCHAR field
  • The CHAR data of the length indicated in the two-byte length indicator field

The following examples show the byte order when running Teradata PT on an Intel processor.

  • If, for example, the integer has a decimal value of 100 and the VARCHAR is ASCII '12345', then the output record appears in hexadecimal notation as:
    X'64 00 00 00 05 00 31 32 33 34 35'
  • If the data in the output record is in indicator mode, there is a single preceding indicator byte:
    X'00 64 00 00 00 05 00 31 32 33 34 35'