16.10 - Setting and Changing Collations - Teradata Database

Teradata Database International Character Set Support

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

Collation can be set or changed several different ways:

  • At the user-definition level with the CREATE USER or MODIFY USER statements.
  • At the session level with the SQL SET SESSION COLLATION statement.

You can use predefined macros to change the collation default to Swedish, Norwegian, or the appropriate Japanese standard collation.

Katakana_Standard, Kanji5026_Standard, and Kanji5035_Standard are designed for the KANJI1 server character set and should not be used with other server character sets. Similarly, the other predefined collation options should not be used for KANJI1 data.

You can also define and install your own collation sequences, as explained in Defining Your Own Collation Sequence.