17.10 - Changing a Column Data Type and Statistics - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

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

If you change a column data type using an ALTER TABLE request, all the statistics on a base table that reference the column are no longer used. Recollecting the statistics on the modified column makes them usable again.