16.10 - Initiate - Parallel Transporter

Teradata Parallel Transporter Operator Programmer Guide

Parallel Transporter
May 2017
Programming Reference


Initiate is the user-provided function that establishes the processing environment for an operator.


#include <pxoper.h>
PXSTC_Code PX_Initiate(PX_OperatorHandle  operator, PX_LogInt  phase);

where the following is true:

Parameter Function Specification
operator input Operator handle associated with the Initiate function.

The operator parameter is a handle that identifies the operator that the Initiate function is bound to. You can use this handle to invoke any of the Teradata PT service functions described in this chapter.

phase input Current processing phase number

Return Codes

The following Initiate function status codes are defined by the Teradata PT operator interface.

Status Code Signifies
PXSTC_EndMethod Successful initialization of the operator.
PXSTC_NextPhase Proceed with the next processing phase.
PXSTC_SamePhase Continue with the current processing phase.

Define additional Initiate function status codes as required to support your operator.

Usage Notes

Consider the following when defining the Initiate function.

Topic Usage Notes
Status If the function status is PXSTC_EndMethod, the processing environment was successfully established by this function. See also the Terminate function.