15.10 - Example: Using a SET Clause - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples

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

This example uses a SET clause as a triggered action statement in a BEFORE row trigger.

This is the subject table definition. Assume that values are loaded into the amount column of the table from a source file employing a USING … INSERT request.

     CREATE TABLE subject_table (
       entry_date DATE, 
       amount     INTEGER); 

This is the trigger definition:

     CREATE TRIGGER set_trig
       BEFORE INSERT ON subject_table 
       REFERENCING NEW AS curr_value 
       FOR EACH ROW 
       SET curr_value.entry_date = DATE;
       -- Adds the current system date to the entry_date column

Because of the SET clause assignment, the following triggering statement:

     USING (amount INTEGER) 
     INSERT INTO subject_table VALUES (NULL,:amount); 

executes as if it were this statement:

     USING (thisdate DATE, amount INTEGER)
     INSERT INTO subject_table VALUES (:thisdate, :amount);