17.10 - Relationship to SDF - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Data Types and Literals

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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Release Date
July 2021
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

In addition to defining the default display formats for numeric, date, time, and timestamp data types, the Specification for Data Formatting (SDF) file defines strings that Vantage displays in place of certain formatting characters that appear in a FORMAT phrase.

For example, you can set the value of the Currency string in the SDF file to the currency symbol native to your locale. To include that currency symbol when you display numeric monetary information in an SQL SELECT statement, use the L formatting character in the FORMAT phrase.

For more information on how to create an SDF file and convert the contents into an internal form usable by Vantage, see the description of the tdlocaledef utility in Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Database Utilities, B035-1102.