17.10 - BLCStats - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - Database Utilities

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

Determines whether block-level compression (BLC) compression ratio information is gathered by COLLECT STATISTICS statements, and can be displayed by the SHOW STATISTICS statement.

Field Group

Optimizer Statistics

Valid Settings

Setting Effect
0 Indicates field is set or has been reset to the Teradata default (enabled).

Equivalent to a setting of 1.

1 Enabled. BLC statistics are collected if BLC is enabled.
2 Disabled. BLC statistics are not collected.


0 (enabled)

Changes Take Effect

After the DBS Control Record has been written.

Usage Notes

If BLC is enabled but BLC statistics are not wanted, set this field to 2 to reduce overhead of collecting such statistics on tables eligible for BLC.

The Ferret utility SHOWBLOCKS command also provides information on estimated compression ratios for BLC.

Related Information

For more information on... See...
COLLECT STATISTICS and SHOW STATISTICS statements Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples, B035-1144.
Enabling and disabling block-level compression BlockLevelCompression.
The Ferret Utility Ferret Utility (ferret)