Rules for Implicit Byte-to-UDT Conversions | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - Rules for Implicit Byte-to-UDT Conversions - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Data Types and Literals

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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July 2021
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)
SQL Engine performs implicit Byte-to-UDT conversions for the following operations:
  • Passing arguments to stored procedures, external stored procedures, UDFs, and UDMs
  • Specific system operators and functions identified in other sections of this document, unless the DisableUDTImplCastForSysFuncOp field of the DBS Control Record is set to TRUE
Performing an implicit Byte-to-UDT data type conversion requires a cast definition that specifies the following:
  • the AS ASSIGNMENT clause
  • a BYTE, VARBYTE, or BLOB source data type

    The source data type of the cast definition does not have to be an exact match to the source of the implicit type conversion.

If multiple implicit cast definitions exist for converting different byte types to the UDT, SQL Engine uses the implicit cast definition for the byte type with the highest precedence. The following list shows the precedence of byte types in order from lowest to highest precedence:
  • BYTE
  • BLOB