17.00 - SET SESSION COLLATION Syntax Elements - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.00
Published
September 2020
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1144-170K
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2021-01-23
COLLATION
Specifies that the collation sequence in effect for the session is to be changed.
The COLLATION option defines the name for a collation sequence that determines the ordering of data characters during comparison operations and when sorting data in response to a SELECT query that includes an ORDER BY or WITH … BY clause.
You can override the COLLATION attribute during any session by running an appropriate SET SESSION COLLATION request (see SET SESSION COLLATION).
collation_sequence
Name of the collation sequence to be established for the session as one of the following:
  • ASCII
  • CHARSET_COLL
  • EBCDIC
  • HOST
  • JIS_COLL
  • MULTINATIONAL
For details about collation, see Collation Option Usage and MULTINATIONAL Collation.