16.20 - Argument Types and Rules - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
16.20
Published
March 2019
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2020-03-25
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SUBSTRING and SUBSTR operate on the following types of arguments:

  • Character
  • Byte
  • Numeric

    If the string_expression argument is numeric, it is implicitly converted to CHARACTER type.

  • UDTs that have implicit casts to any of the following predefined types:
    • Character
    • Numeric
    • Byte
    • DATE

      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 SUBSTRING and SUBSTR, is a Teradata extension to the ANSI SQL standard. To disable this extension, set the DisableUDTImplCastForSysFuncOp field of the DBS Control Record to TRUE.