15.00 - 15.10 - Basic Teradata Query - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Introduction to Teradata

Teradata Database
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Basic Teradata Query (BTEQ) software is a general-purpose, command-based program that allows users on a workstation or mainframe to communicate with one or more Teradata Database systems and to format reports for both print and screen output.

Using BTEQ you can submit SQL queries to the Teradata Database. BTEQ formats the results and returns them to the screen, to a file, or to a designated printer.

A BTEQ session provides a quick and easy way to access a Teradata Database. In a BTEQ session, you can:

  • Enter Teradata SQL statements to view, add, modify, and delete data.
  • Enter BTEQ commands.
  • Enter operating system commands.
  • Create and use Teradata stored procedures.