16.10 - JSON Data Type (Universal Binary Format) - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Design

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
16.10
Release Date
June 2017
Content Type
User Guide
Publication ID
B035-1094-161K
Language
English (United States)

The JSON data type can be stored in universal binary (UBJSON) format. Specify UBJSON with the optional STORAGE FORMAT clause in the data type specification syntax.

UBJSON data can be stored inline (inside a row) or outside the row in a LOB subtable or both, depending on the syntax used to specify it:

Syntax Default Inline Storage Maximum Length LOB/Non-LOB
JSON(n) STORAGE FORMAT UBJSON, where n <= 64,000 n bytes n bytes Non-LOB
JSON(n) STORAGE FORMAT UBJSON, where n > 64,000 4,096 bytes n bytes LOB
JSON(n) STORAGE FORMAT UBJSON INLINE LENGTH m m bytes n bytes

If n <= m, Non-LOB

Otherwise, LOB

If there is no column length specified, the default length is the maximum. The maximum total size is 16 MB (16,776,192 bytes).

The maximum size for UBJSON reflects the number of bytes in the data. This is different than the case for JSON text, where the maximum size reflects the number of characters in the data.

For more information on the JSON data type, see Teradata JSON (B035-1150).