16.20 - Assigning the Default Client Character Set for a Session - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantageā„¢ NewSQL Engine International Character Set Support

prodname
Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
vrm_release
16.20
created_date
March 2019
category
Configuration
User Guide
featnum
B035-1125-162K

You can control the session parameter that defines the character set to be used for external representation from within the client application submitting the request. Specifying an alternate character set overrides the default client character set for a session.

For example, in BTEQ you can use the SESSION CHARSET command to set the character set for the current session:

.SET SESSION CHARSET 'ascii'

Make sure the character set you use (for example, 'ascii') exactly matches the name of a valid, enabled client character set.

For further information on how to use a session character set, see the users guide for the particular application.