15.00 - RETURNS Clause - Teradata Database

Teradata Database SQL Data Definition Language Detailed Topics

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
15.00
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1184-015K
Language
English (United States)

RETURNS Clause

This mandatory clause specifies the data type of the parameter value returned by the function. You can specify any valid data type except TD_ANYTYPE, VARIANT_TYPE and TABLE, including UDTs.

The defined return data type is stored as an entry in DBC.TVFields using the name RETURN0[n], where n is a sequentially defined integer used to guarantee the uniqueness of the value. This ensures that user‑defined parameter names are not duplicated.