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
September 2020
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)
Last Update

Server character set for the specified user.

For details about server character set options, see Teradata Vantage™ - Advanced SQL 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, Vantage assigns one automatically using the default character set it retrieves from the DBS Control parameter DefaultCharacterSet.

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