Standalone operators perform specialty processes that do not involve sending data to, or receiving data from, a data stream. In other words, standalone operators solely use input data from job scripts as their source.
Standalone operators can perform the following functions:
- Execute DDL and other self-contained SQL statements
- Execute host operating system commands
- Execute a DELETE task on the Teradata Database
Teradata PT includes the following standalone-type operators:
- OS Command operator
- DDL operator
- The Update operator, when it is executing the Delete Task and if no data is required.
Standalone operators are summarized in Operator Summary. For details, see the Teradata Parallel Transporter Reference (B035-2436).