tdr.SetFormat Function | R Table Operators | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - tdr.SetFormat - 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)

Sets an attribute of the format for a specified stream.

Syntax

tdr.SetFormat(  attribute,  streamno,  direction,  value  )

Syntax Elements

attribute
Parameter type: character

The format attribute to be set.

Currently, the only valid value for attribute is "RECFMT", which defines the input/output record format.

streamno
Parameter type: integer

The stream number.

direction
Parameter type: character
Valid values are as follows:
  • "R" (input)
  • "W" (output)
value
Parameter type: integer

The new value for the format attribute.

The valid values are as follows:
  • 1 for IndicData with row separator sentinels
  • 2 for IndicData with no row or partition separator sentinels

Usage Notes

This function is valid only if called from the contract function.

An error is raised if this function is called from the table operator.

Example: Set the Record Format of an Input Stream

The following statement sets the record format of input stream 0 to IndicData with row separator sentinels:

tdr.SetFormat("RECFMT", 0, "R", 1);