TO_BYTES Function | Data Types and Literals | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - TO_BYTES - 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)
Decodes a sequence of characters in a given encoding into a sequence of bits. The following encodings are supported:
  • BaseX
  • BaseY
  • Base64M (MIME)
  • ASCII

where X is a power of 2 (for example, 2, 8, 16) and Y is not a power of 2 (for example, 10 and 36).

The result data type is VARBYTE or BLOB.

ANSI Compliance

This statement is a Teradata extension to the ANSI SQL:2011 standard.

Syntax

[TD_SYSFNLIB.] TO_BYTES ( instring, in_encoding )

Syntax Elements

TD_SYSFNLIB.
Name of the database where the function is located.
instring
The string value, that is, sequence of characters to be decoded.
in_encoding
The encoding TO_BYTES uses to return the sequence of characters specified by instring.