16.20 - Usage Notes - Teradata Database - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantageā„¢ Data Types and Literals

Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
March 2019
Programming Reference

OLAST takes an array expression as an argument and returns the highest subscript value with a populated element in the ARRAY type. This is different from the highest possible subscript value, as returned by the OLIMIT method. If array_expr is a one-dimensional ARRAY type, OLAST returns an unsigned INTEGER value. If array_expr is a multidimensional ARRAY type, OLAST returns a new instance of the predefined ARRAY type ArrayVec, containing the subscript information. If the array is empty (all elements of the array are in an uninitialized state), then OLAST returns NULL.

If array_expr is NULL, an error is returned.

The OLAST method is compatible with the Oracle LAST method for one-dimensional ARRAY types. However, the empty set of parentheses required by Teradata syntax is a deviation from Oracle syntax.