16.10 - Get Column Value - Parallel Transporter

Teradata Parallel Transporter Operator Programmer Guide

Parallel Transporter
May 2017
Programming Reference


Get Column Value is the service function that retrieves the data value associated with a column.


#include <pxoper.h>
PXSTC_Code PX_GetColumnValue(PX_ColumnHandle  columnHandle,
   PX_Indicator *  nullIndicator,
   PX_DataAddr *  dataAddr,
   PX_Length *  dataLength);

where the following is true:

Parameter Function Specification
columnHandle input Column handle from which the column value is to be retrieved.
dataAddr output Pointer to the address of the column value.
dataLength output Pointer to the length of the column value.
nullIndicator output Pointer to the indication of whether or not the column value is NULL.

Return Codes

The following Get Column Value function status codes are defined by the Teradata PT operator interface.

Status Code Signifies
PXSTC_InvalidArgument One or more bad input arguments.
PXSTC_BadHandle An undefined column handle.
PXSTC_Success Successful projection of data value to the column.

Usage Notes

Consider the following when defining the Get Column Value function.

Topic Usage Notes
Status If the function status is PXSTC_Success:
  • The nullIndicator parameter indicates whether or not the column value is NULL.
  • The dataAddr parameter stores the address of the column value.
  • The dataLength parameter stores the length of the returned column value.

See also the Put Column Value function.