15.10 - Chapter 11 Geospatial UDFs - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Geospatial Types

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Teradata Database
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15.10
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Programming Reference
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B035-1181-151K

This chapter describes the Teradata Database geospatial UDFs.

For best performance, follow these practices:

  • When ST_Geometry defines an instance method that performs the same functionality as a geospatial UDF, use the instance method instead of the UDF.
  • When a geospatial system function exists that performs the same functionality as a geospatial UDF, use the system function instead of the UDF.
  • If your SQL request specifies the name of a geospatial system function that is also the name of a geospatial UDF, Teradata Database calls the system function. To call the UDF, qualify the name of the UDF with the SYSSPATIAL database name.