16.10 - Standard Teradata Database Collation Sequences - Teradata Database

Teradata Database International Character Set Support

prodname
Teradata Database
vrm_release
16.10
created_date
June 2017
category
Configuration
User Guide
featnum
B035-1125-161K

The Teradata Database offers five standard collation sequences in which data can be defined as CASESPECIFIC or NOT CASESPECIFIC. This affects how the five collation sequences collate and compare data.

The five collations, determined either by default or explicit use of the SET SESSION COLLATION statement, are:

  • ASCII
  • EBCDIC
  • CHARSET_COLL
  • JIS_COLL
  • MULTINATIONAL

CASESPECIFIC or NOT CASESPECIFIC can be chosen at table definition time, or specified as part of the SQL statement.

The default collation sequence is based upon the client type:

  • EBCDIC for mainframe clients
  • ASCII for all other clients