ARRAY/VARRAY Data Type | Data Types and Literals | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - ARRAY/VARRAY Data Type - 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)

This section describes the ARRAY data type.

An ARRAY data type is a named data type that has a user-defined maximum number of elements of the same specific data type. You can define an ARRAY data type to be of one or more dimensions and use it to store many values of the same data type sequentially or in a matrix-like format. This extends the number of data values of the same type that can be stored in a table row.

Vantage supports a one-dimensional (1-D) ARRAY data type and a multidimensional (n-D) ARRAY data type, with up to 5 dimensions.

You can also create an ARRAY data type using the VARRAY keyword and syntax for Oracle compatibility.

A data type used for storing and accessing multidimensional data. The ARRAY data type can store many values of the same specific data type in a sequential or matrix-like format.