16.20 - DEFAULT CHARACTER SET - 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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Server character set for the specified user.

For details about server character set options, see Teradata Vantage™ NewSQL Engine International Character Set Support, B035-1125.

If you change the default character set for a user, you must recompile any UDFs the user previously created.

All changes affect only those columns created after the user definition has been modified. Columns created previously by this user retain their original server character set.

If you do not assign a default server character set, Teradata Database assigns one automatically using the default character set it retrieves from the DBS Control parameter DefaultCharacterSet.

server_character_set
Most systems can use either:
  • LATIN
  • UNICODE (contains all languages)
You cannot specify a server character set of KANJI1. Otherwise, the system returns an error to the requestor.