AT TIME ZONE Option for Java External Procedures | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - AT TIME ZONE Option for External Procedures - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - SQL External Routine Programming

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1147-171K
Language
English (United States)

When you create an external procedure, the database stores the current session time zone for the procedure along with its definition to enable the SQL language elements in the procedure to execute in a consistent time zone and produce consistent results. However, time or timestamp data passed as an input parameter to the procedure still use the runtime session time zone rather than the creation time zone for the procedure.

The AT TIME ZONE option of the ALTER PROCEDURE statement enables you to reset the time zone for all of the SQL elements of external procedures when you recompile a procedure. The database then stores the newly specified time zone as the creation time zone for the procedure.

You can only specify AT TIME ZONE with the COMPILE option, and it must follow the COMPILE specification. If it does not, the database aborts the request and returns an error to the requestor. For details, see the information about ALTER PROCEDURE (External Form) in Teradata Vantageā„¢ - SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics, B035-1184.