17.10 - HEXADECIMAL BYTE LITERALS - 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)

With respect to byte-bit system functions, hexadecimal byte literals are interpreted as follows:

A 2-byte hexadecimal byte literal: '00FF'XB

A 4-byte hexadecimal byte literal: '01020304'XB

Note that hexadecimal byte literals are represented by an even number of hexadecimal digits. Hexadecimal literals are extended on the right with zeros when required. For example:

A 3-byte hexadecimal byte literal, '112233'XB, becomes a 4-byte hexadecimal byte literal: '11223300'XB

For more information, see “Hexadecimal Byte Literals” in Teradata Vantage™ - Data Types and Literals, B035-1143.