17.10 - initCtx(int length) - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL External Routine Programming

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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July 2021
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

Allocates and initializes the aggregate intermediate storage area according to the length specified by the length input argument.

An aggregate UDF uses this method in the Phase.AGR_INIT phase of aggregation.


initCtx(int length)

Syntax Elements

Length the function uses to allocate and initialize the aggregate intermediate storage area.


If length is larger than the size specified in the CLASS AGGREGATE clause of the CREATE FUNCTION or REPLACE FUNCTION statement for the UDF, initCtx() throws an SQLException to indicate that aggregate storage allocation failed because requested size is too big. The SQLException fields are set to the following values.

SQLState Field vendorCode Field
“TS000” 7843