15.00 - Function Identifiers - Teradata Database

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Function Identifiers

SQL UDF function names (see “Function Name” on page 308) are distinct from SQL UDF specific function names.

The following table briefly outlines the differences among the different function identifiers:


Function Identifier

Syntax Variable Name


Function name


The identifier used to call the function from an SQL request.

  • If a specific name is assigned to the function, function_name is not the name by which the dictionary knows the function as a database object, and it need not be unique within its containing database or user.
  • If no specific name is assigned to the function, the function name is the data dictionary is function_name.
  • Specific function name


    The identifier used to define the function as a database object in the dictionary table DBC.TVM.