17.10 - Attribute Functions - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
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English (United States)

The following sections describe SQL attribute functions.

Attribute functions return descriptive information about their operand. Except for the DEFAULT function, the operand need not be a column reference; it can be a general expression that is not evaluated mathematically.

When an attribute function is used in a request, the response returns one row for every data row that meets the search condition.

Some of these functions are extensions to ANSI SQL.

For a list of data type attributes, see “Data Type Phrases” in Teradata Vantage™ - Data Types and Literals, B035-1143.

Each attribute function is described individually in the following topics.