16.20 - allocCtx(int size) - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL External Routine Programming

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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April 2020
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

This method allocates a table function context and allows a UDF to use a byte array as a scratchpad or context object to retain data between iterations in the table UDF. Using a byte array allows context objects to be retrieved faster providing for better performance.

size specifies the size of the byte array, which is the number of bytes.