The startup string is performed either when you log on to Teradata Database through BTEQ or when you establish a JDBC connection using the Teradata JDBC driver and have specified the connection parameter RUNSTARTUP=ON. BTEQ and JDBC are the only client applications that support startup strings.
You can include a SET SESSION CALENDAR request in a startup string to set the calendar for a user to something other than the default Teradata calendar. The other available system-defined calendars are named ISO and COMPATIBLE. For more information, see “SET SESSION CALENDAR” in SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics.
- One or more SQL requests, separated by SEMICOLON characters, that are performed to establish the session environment when the user logs on.
- Set the startup string to NULL, that is, no startup string.