HELP USER Statement | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - HELP USER Attributes - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
July 2021
English (United States)
Last Update

The following table lists the attributes reported as the result of a HELP USER request.

HELP does not differentiate between user and database objects, so HELP USER and HELP DATABASE commands that specify the same object name return the same information.
Attribute Data Type Nullable Description
Table/View/Macro name VARCHAR(30) No The name of an object created in the user space.
Kind CHARACTER No Returns the object type code for the object identified by Table/View/Macro name.

See TVM Kind Codes.

Comment VARCHAR(255) Yes The contents of the optional comment field for the user, if a comment was created.
Protection CHARACTER No Indicates whether the user specifies default use of fallback protection.
  • F is Fallback.
  • N is None.
Creator Name VARCHAR(30) No The name of the user that created the user specified in this HELP USER request.
Commit Option CHARACTER Yes Indicates whether rows are preserved upon COMMIT of the transaction.
  • D represents Delete rows on COMMIT.
  • P represents Preserve rows on COMMIT.
This attribute applies to temporary tables only.
Transaction Log CHARACTER Yes Indicates whether a transaction log is kept.
  • N means no log is kept.
  • Y means transactions are logged.
This attribute applies to temporary tables only.
Dictionary Name VARCHAR(128) No The attributes shown in this section are based upon and supersede the corresponding older attributes, Name and Creator Name, while providing additional functionality.

The older attributes are retained for compatibility with existing applications.

For details, see the topics beginning with Object Name and Title Data in HELP Reports.

UEscape VARCHAR(1) Yes
Creator Dictionary Name VARCHAR(128) No
Creator SQL Name VARCHAR(644)
Creator UEscape VARCHAR(1) Yes