16.10 - About Character Sets - 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

There are two categories of character sets in a Teradata Database environment.

Category Description
Client (session) character set
  • Used by a client to log on and make requests to the database.
  • Used by the database for data returned to the client.
Server or internal (database) character set Used by the database to store user data.