15.10 - Chapter 2 ANSI Temporal Concepts - Teradata Database

Teradata Database ANSI Temporal Table Support

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Teradata Database
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Programming Reference
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B035-1186-015K

This chapter defines important concepts and terms related to Teradata Database ANSI temporal table support.

Temporal tables store and maintain information with respect to time. Using temporal tables, Teradata Database can process statements and queries that include time-based reasoning. ANSI temporal tables include one or two special derived columns that represent different time dimensions. These dimensions are used for different purposes.