OCTET_LENGTH Function Syntax | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - OCTET_LENGTH Function Syntax - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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Release Date
July 2021
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)
OCTET_LENGTH ( string_expression [, character_name ] )

Syntax Elements

The character string for which the number of octets is required.
The data type of string_expression must be one of the following:
  • UDT that has an implicit cast to a predefined character type

    To define an implicit cast for a UDT, use the CREATE CAST statement and specify the AS ASSIGNMENT clause.

    Implicit type conversion of UDTs for system operators and functions, including OCTET_LENGTH, is a Teradata extension to the ANSI SQL standard. To disable this extension, set the DisableUDTImplCastForSysFuncOp field of the DBS Control Record to TRUE.

If the string_expression argument is null, the result is null.
The character set in which the result is to be returned. If character_set_name is not provided, the session character set is assumed.
If the string_expression argument is null, the result is null.
See the list of Teradata-provided character sets in the table in Usage Notes.