EBCDIC Client Character Set Support | Teradata Vantage - 17.20 - EBCDIC Client Character Set Support - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Advanced SQL Engine International Character Set Support

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
June 2022
Last Update
Content Type
User Guide
Publication ID
English (United States)

In the EBCDIC client character set, each byte represents one character. EBCDIC is available for mainframe clients.

The Teradata EBCDIC client character set is suitable for applications that use simple Roman characters, however, accented characters and certain special symbols require an exact match between application and client character set. In such cases it is normally best to use a custom (user-defined) character set. See Site-Defined Client Character Sets

The translation codes for the EBCDIC character set are permanently enabled for use in Advanced SQL Engine.

Teradata also provides support for several commonly used EBCDIC character set variations, which you must enable before using. See Enabling a Client Character Set.

This EBCDIC client character set... Most commonly used in...
EBCDIC037_0E United States and Canada
EBCDIC273_0E Austria and Germany
EBCDIC277_0E Denmark and Norway