15.00 - HELP - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Utilities

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
15.00
Content Type
Configuration
Publication ID
B035-1102-015K
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2018-09-25

HELP

Purpose  

The HELP command provides general help for Ferret or detailed help if you specify an option or parameter.

Syntax  

 

Syntax element …

Specifies the …

/L

long form of a help display, showing parameter descriptions in addition to command syntax.

If you do not type /L, Ferret assumes the short form of the help display, which shows command syntax only.

ALL

available help for all Ferret commands and parameters.

This is the default.

keyword

Ferret command or parameter name.

If you do not specify either a keyword or ALL, HELP lists all of the commands that you can type at the Ferret prompt.

?

a list of all keywords for which help is available.

Example  

The following is an example of output that HELP generates:

Ferret ==> 
Help /L Radix
RADIX [ ( IN/PUT | OUT/PUT ) ] [ ( H/EX | D/EC ) ]
Sets the Flags for how to treat Unqualified numbers. Either Hex (base 16) or Decimal (Base 10), respectively.  See HELP NUMBER for a description of unqualified INPUT.  The initial setting of these Flags is HEX.  If neither INPUT nor OUTPUT is specified,the command applies to both Flags.  If neither HEX nor DEC is specified, the current setting of the Flag is displayed.