HELP VOLATILE TABLE Statement | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - Volatile Table Attributes - 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)
Because the Session ID and Creator Name are identical for all volatile tables created within a given session, these attributes are not provided in the HELP VOLATILE TABLE report. Similarly, you can obtain information for the following volatile table attributes by performing a SHOW TABLE statement (see SHOW object).
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Attribute Data Type Nullable Description
Table Name VARCHAR(30) No The name of the volatile table.
Table ID CHAR(16) No The internal system-assigned identifier for the table.
Table Dictionary Name VARCHAR(128) No The attributes shown in this section are based upon and supersede the corresponding older Table Name attribute, while providing additional functionality.

The older attribute is retained for compatibility with existing applications.

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

Table SQL Name VARCHAR(644) No
Table Uescape VARCHAR(1) Yes