15.00 - Base Table Row Format - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Design

prodname
Teradata Database
vrm_release
15.00
category
User Guide
featnum
B035-1094-015K

Base Table Row Format

The structure of Teradata Database base table rows is slightly different for rows in the following rectangular conditions.

  • A table having an nonpartitioned primary index versus a table having a partitioned primary index.
  • A system using byte‑packed format referred to as packed64 format versus a system using 64‑bit byte‑aligned referred to as aligned row format.
  • Row format information is used to make fine-grained row size estimates for capacity planning.