16.20 - About Table Operator UDFs - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantage™ SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
Release Number
March 2019
Content Type
Programming Reference
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English (United States)
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A table operator is a form of a UDF that can only be specified in the FROM clause of a SELECT request. Teradata Database treats table operator UDFs as derived table subqueries.

Name overloading is allowed, but because table operators have no explicit input, the table operator UDFs must have a unique name.

A table operator can be defined to operate in all UDF modes, protected, not protected and secure mode.

The table operator cannot execute on a PE.

You define the table operator using the SQLTABLE parameter style. SQLTABLE refers to the ANSI UDF parameter style. The ANSI UDF parameter style table operator is passed an input row in the indicdata format and returns the output row in the same format.

Table functions and table operators cannot execute against fallback data when an AMP is down. After the AMP returns to service, the query can complete as normal.