DATE Formats | Data Types and Literals | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - DATE Formats - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Data Types and Literals

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)

To simplify your work with dates, Vantage assumes that you want dates in a preset format. Your database administrator sets that format for the system with the DateForm setting and the default date format setting in the specification for data formatting (SDF) file.

Those settings determine the following:
  • Export data type of DATE values
  • Data entry format for DATE values
  • Display format of DATE values in macros being executed
  • Date format for string-to-DATE comparisons and conversions
  • Display format of DATE columns in newly created tables and views