15.00 - Include Name Clause - Teradata Database

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Include Name Clause

The Include Name clause specifies an explicit path to an include file that is to be used for this UDF definition.

The syntax for this clause is as follows.




The character ¡ represents a user‑defined delimiter.

Perform the following procedure for specifying an include file name string.

1 Begin the clause with the appropriate client or platform location code.


IF you specify this code …

THEN the source or object code for the function is stored on the …





2 Type the character I to indicate this is an include file specification.

3 Specify an arbitrary delimiter character to separate the I code and the name_on_server variable specified in the string.

4 Specify the name assigned to the include file, without the .h extension, on the server. The server adds the .h extension.

All names on server must be unique among the UDFs and external procedures created within the same database. If the CREATE/REPLACE FUNCTION definition includes a non‑unique name_on_server specification, the system does not create it.

The C or C++ source must have an include statement in the following form:

     #include <name_on_server.h>

5 Specify your delimiter character to separate the name_on_server from the include_name.

6 Specify the path and name of the include file.


IF the include file is on the …

THEN you …


must format the specification in the form required by the client application, for example, BTEQ.

Refer to the appropriate client documentation for information about the required form of presentation.


can use either the SOLIDUS character (/) or the REVERSE SOLIDUS character (\) as the separator in the path specification for all platform operating systems.