This section provides information which should be known before using Teradata TPump commands and Teradata SQL statements.
Each Teradata TPump command:
- Must begin on a new line.
- Must start with a period (.) character. In this document, Teradata TPump command periods are shown only in syntax diagrams and examples, but not in the narrative text.
- Must end with a semicolon (;) character.
- May continue for as many lines as necessary, as long as it satisfies the beginning and ending requirements.
Statements are standard Teradata SQL statements and are not preceded by periods.