HELP MACRO SQL Statement | Teradata Vantage - 17.00 - HELP MACRO - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
September 2020
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)
Last Update

Displays the attributes for the specified macro.

If a macro does not contain any parameters, a message is returned to indicate that parameters have not been defined.

HELP MACRO can also be used to obtain a comment that explains how to use the macro.

If you perform HELP MACRO for a macro that has semantic errors in its definition, the system does not return an error message.


To execute this statement, you must have either of the following privileges.

  • Ownership of the macro.
  • At least one privilege on the requested object.

Use the SHOW privilege to enable a user to perform HELP or SHOW requests only against a specified macro.