16.10 - Usage - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Fundamentals

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
16.10
Release Date
June 2017
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1141-161K
Language
English (United States)

To create and use an SQL UDF, follow these steps:

  1. Use CREATE FUNCTION or REPLACE FUNCTION to define the UDF.
  2. Use GRANT to grant privileges to users who are authorized to use the UDF.
  3. Call the function.

Here is a synopsis of the steps you take to develop, compile, install, and use an external UDF:

  1. Write, test, and debug the C, C++, or Javacode for the UDF.
  2. If you are using Java, place the class or classes for the UDF in an archive file (JAR or ZIP) and call the SQLJ.INSTALL_JAR external stored procedure to register the archive file with the database.
  3. Use CREATE FUNCTION or REPLACE FUNCTION to create a database object for the UDF.
  4. Use GRANT to grant privileges to users who are authorized to use the UDF.
  5. Call the function.