17.20 - Setting and Changing Collations - 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)

Collation can be set or changed several different ways:

  • At the user-definition level with the CREATE USER or MODIFY USER statements.
  • At the session level with the SQL SET SESSION COLLATION statement.

You can use predefined macros to change the collation default to Swedish, Norwegian, or the appropriate Japanese standard collation.

Katakana_Standard, Kanji5026_Standard, and Kanji5035_Standard are designed for the KANJI1 server character set and should not be used with other server character sets. Similarly, the other predefined collation options should not be used for KANJI1 data.

You can also define and install your own collation sequences, as explained in Defining Your Own Collation Sequence.