17.10 - Server Character Set Rules - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - 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)

When data_definition_list specifies a data type of CHARACTER (CHAR) or CHARACTER VARYING (VARCHAR) and does not specify a CHARACTER SET clause to indicate which server character set to use, then the resulting server character set is as follows.

IF the data type of expression is … THEN the server character set of the resulting characters is …
non-character the user default server character set.
character the server character set of expression.