15.00 - User-Defined Types and User-Defined Methods - MultiLoad

Teradata MultiLoad Reference

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MultiLoad
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15.00
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Programming Reference
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B035-2409-034K

User-Defined Types and User-Defined Methods

This section provides a brief overview of how Teradata client products support user-defined custom data types known as User-Defined Types (UDTs), and user-defined custom functions known as User-Defined Methods (UDMs).

For more in depth information about using UDTs and UDMs see Introduction to Teradata (B0351091), SQL External Routine Programming (B0351147) and SQL Fundamentals (B035‑1141).

User-Defined Types (UDTs)

UDTs can be created to provide representations of real world entities within Teradata Database. Choosing a set of UDTs that closely matches the entities encountered in a given business can yield a system that is easier to understand and hence easier to maintain. Support for UDTs and UDMs integrates the power of object-oriented technology directly into Teradata Database.