MBB Transforms | Geospatial Data Types | Teradata Vantage - 17.05 - Transforms - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Geospatial Data Types

prodname
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
vrm_release
17.00
17.05
created_date
June 2020
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-1181-170K

Client applications can use a VARCHAR to insert a value into an MBB column. The VARCHAR must have the following format:

(xmin, ymin, zmin, xmax, ymax, zmax)

where white space can appear anywhere.

For queries that select data from an MBB column, Teradata Database returns the MBB data as a VARCHAR(340) using the same format (xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax).

Consider the following definition of a table that defines an MBB column.

CREATE TABLE sample_MBBs (skey INTEGER, shape_mbb MBB);

A query that selects data from the shape_mbr column results in Teradata Database returning the column data as a VARCHAR(340):

SELECT *
FROM sample_MBBs;

SKEY          SHAPE_MBB
--------      -------------
1002          (10, 3, 1, 22, 7, 2)