15.10 - INTERVAL DAY TO HOUR Literals - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Types and Literals

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Teradata Database
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15.10
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Programming Reference
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B035-1143-151K

Declares an INTERVAL DAY TO HOUR value in an expression.

where:

 

Syntax element …

Specifies …

sign

an optional minus sign to indicate a negative interval. The default is a positive interval.

The sign must be outside the apostrophes that enclose string.

string

one to four digits representing the number of days followed by a pad character and two digits representing the number of hours. Besides the pad character, no other spaces or new line characters are allowed between the apostrophes.

Note: For the digits representing the number of days, only digits are parsed and converted to numeric. For example, '1.05' is treated as '105'.

INTERVAL DAY TO HOUR literals are partly ANSI SQL:2011 compliant.

The ANSI definition places the optional sign within the apostrophes; the Teradata implementation places the optional sign outside the apostrophes.

INTERVAL DAY TO HOUR

For details on the INTERVAL DAY TO HOUR type, see “INTERVAL DAY TO HOUR Data Type” on page 159.

This example adds an interval of 1 day and 12 hours to the current system timestamp.

   SELECT INTERVAL '1 12' DAY TO HOUR + CURRENT_TIMESTAMP;
 
          ( 1 12+Current TimeStamp)
   --------------------------------
   1999-11-05 02:32:19.770000+00:00

In the following query, the decimal point is ignored and the result is an interval of 10 days and 10 hours.

   SELECT INTERVAL '1.0 10' DAY TO HOUR;