17.10 - Example: Limiting Returned Characters - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

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

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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July 2021
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

Suppose nameaddress is a VARCHAR(120) field, and the application used positions 1 to 30 for name, starting address at position 31. To return address only, but limit the number of characters returned to 50 use:

   SUBSTRING (nameaddress FROM 31 FOR 50)

This returns an address of up to 50 characters.