17.00 - DEFAULT CHARACTER SET - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
Release Date
September 2020
Content Type
Programming Reference
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English (United States)

User default for server character set.

If you do not assign a default server character set, Vantage uses the setting of the DBS Control parameter Default Character Set.

Fixed 8-bit Latin. This is the default on Standard Language Support mode systems.
Fixed 16-bit encoding of virtually all characters for all languages currently in use throughout the world. This is the default on Japanese Language Support mode systems.
Mixed single and multibyte characters defined by KanjiSJIS.
You cannot specify a server character set of KANJI1 or GRAPHIC. Otherwise, the system returns an error.
For details about server character set options, see Teradata Vantage™ - Advanced SQL Engine International Character Set Support, B035-1125.