INSERT Statement (ANSI System-Time Table Form) | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - INSERT (ANSI System-Time Table Form) - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - ANSI Temporal Table Support

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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July 2021
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

Add new rows to ANSI system-time tables.


There is no special temporal syntax for inserting rows into temporal tables. Use the standard SQL INSERT statement. However, note the following:
  • You must include values for the beginning and ending bound columns that constitute the system-time derived period column.
  • Values entered for the system-time columns will be automatically replaced by the database, so can be any values of any type. The value for the beginning system-time column will be replaced by the value of the TEMPORAL_TIMESTAMP function at the time of the insertion, and the ending system-time value will be replaced automatically with the maximum system timestamp value, 9999-12-31 12:59:59.999999+00:00.
  • As for any type of derived period column in the database, you cannot insert Period type values for the derived period column itself.