15.10 - DEFAULT CHARACTER SET - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

prodname
Teradata Database
vrm_release
15.10
created_date
December 2015
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-1144-151K

Server character set for the specified user.

For details about server character set options, see International Character Set Support.

If you change the default character set for a user, you must recompile any UDFs the user previously created.

All changes affect only those columns created after the user definition has been modified. Columns created previously by this user retain their original server character set.

If you do not assign a default server character set, Teradata Database assigns one automatically using the default character set it retrieves from the DBS Control parameter DefaultCharacterSet.

server_character_set
Most systems can use either:
  • LATIN
  • UNICODE (contains all languages)
You cannot specify a server character set of KANJI1. Otherwise, the system returns an error to the requestor.