17.10 - INTERVAL HOUR TO MINUTE Literals - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Data Types and Literals

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1143-171K
Language
English (United States)

Declares an INTERVAL HOUR TO MINUTE value in an expression.

Result type: INTERVAL HOUR TO MINUTE Data Type

ANSI Compliance

INTERVAL HOUR TO MINUTE 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.

Syntax

INTERVAL [ sign ] 'string' HOUR TO MINUTE

Syntax Elements

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 hours followed by a colon and two digits representing the number of minutes. Spaces and new line characters are not allowed between the apostrophes.
For the digits representing the number of hours, only digits are parsed and converted to numeric. For example, '1.05' is treated as '105'.

Examples: INTERVAL HOUR TO MINUTE Literal

The following example adds an interval of 12 hours and 37 minutes to the current system time.

SELECT INTERVAL '12:37' HOUR TO MINUTE + CURRENT_TIME;

( 12:37+Current Time)
---------------------
       03:34:03+00:00

In the following query, the decimal point is ignored and the result is an interval of 10 hours and 30 minutes.

SELECT INTERVAL '1.0:30' HOUR TO MINUTE;