16.20 - Consequences of Using the exit() System Call - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL External Routine Programming

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
16.20
Release Date
April 2020
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1147-162K
Language
English (United States)

Avoid calling exit() from UDFs.

UDFs that call exit() generate the following results:

  • The request that called the UDF is rolled back.
  • The server process is terminated and must be recreated for the next UDF, causing additional overhead.