16.20 - data type - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantage™ SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

Product
Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
Release Number
16.20
Published
March 2019
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2019-05-24
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One or more phrases that define the data type for the column. For a list of data types you can specify, see Data Types Syntax.

You must specify a single data type for each column_name , except for those defined in a CREATE TABLE … AS request, where you cannot specify data types.

You must define the data type before you specify attributes. Column data attribute specifications are optional.

If you do not specify explicit formatting, a column assumes the default format for the data type. The default format can be specified by a custom data formatting specification (SDF) defined by the tdlocaledef utility. See Teradata Vantage™ - Database Utilities , B035-1102 . Explicit formatting applies to the parsing and to the retrieval of character strings.

For information on data types, see Teradata Vantage™ Data Types and Literals, B035-1143.