15.00 - HELP Usage Notes - Teradata Database

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HELP Usage Notes

The HELP statements allow you to review the attributes of a database object or session without having to construct and execute a query on a dictionary view.

The actual output of HELP results usually are too wide to be shown on a single screen, and are sometimes wider than 132 characters. To compensate for this, you can format the output of your HELP reports using, for example, BTEQ and SQL Assistant formatting commands (see Basic Teradata Query Reference for details about these formatting commands).

Various examples of HELP queries are given in the following pages. The contents of HELP reports are explained in the following subsections.

See the following topics for more detail about the individual HELP statements: