SMALLINT Data Type | Data Types and Literals | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - SMALLINT Data Type - 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)

Represents a signed binary integer value in the range -32768 to 32767.

Syntax

SMALLINT [ attributes [...] ]

Syntax Elements

attributes
Appropriate data type attributes, column storage attributes, or column constraint attributes.
See Core Data Type Attributes and Storage and Constraint Attributes for specific information.

Usage Notes

  • Storage

    SMALLINT values are stored as two bytes, with the least significant byte first.

  • External Representation of SMALLINT

    The following table lists client representations for the SMALLINT data type.

    Determining the application definitions and client data types is the responsibility of the application programmer.

    Client CPU Architecture Client Representation
    IBM mainframe Two byte 16-bit signed 2’s complement binary number, most significant byte first.
    • UTS
    • RISC
    • Motorola 68000
    • WE 32000
    Two byte 16-bit signed 2’s complement binary number, most significant byte first.
    Intel Two byte 16-bit signed 2’s complement binary number, least significant byte first.
  • Format

    For information on the default display format, see Data Type Default Formats.

Example: SMALLINT Data Type

In the following table definition, column DeptNo is a SMALLINT data type:

CREATE TABLE Departments
  (DeptNo SMALLINT FORMAT '999' BETWEEN 100 AND 900
  ,ManagerName CHAR(26)
  ,ManagerID CHAR(9));