17.10 - TOP m PERCENT and Rounding - 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 (m*COUNT(*)/100.0) does not evaluate to an integer value, then Vantage rounds it up to the next highest integer value; otherwise, the intended result is not achieved. The following table shows how rounding occurs:

IF (m*COUNT(*)/100.0) evaluates to this value … THEN the system rounds it up to this value …
0.1                                          1
9.2                                        10

Vantage only applies this rounding up to the first 15 digits following the decimal point. For example, if (m*COUNT(*)/100.0) evaluates to 0.0000000000000001, or 1 x 10-16, then the system does not round it up to 1.