16.20 - System-Generated Constructor Functions - 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
Publication ID
English (United States)
Last Update

The system automatically generates a constructor function for each structured UDT you create. This constructor function returns a UDT value with all attributes initialized to an attribute value of NULL. This does not mean that a field value having the type is itself null. In fact, you can assign a null attributed structured UDT to a column specified with the NOT NULL column attribute.

Externally, the constructor function is a UDF whose name is the same as the structured UDF. You invoke the constructor method with no parameter, for example: udt_name().