Argument Types

Teradata Vantageā„¢ SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

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Software
Teradata Vantage
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Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
vrm_release
16.20
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Programming Reference
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B035-1145-162K

The data type of string_expression must be one of the following:

  • CHARACTER or VARCHAR
  • UDT that has an implicit cast to a predefined character type

    To define an implicit cast for a UDT, use the CREATE CAST statement and specify the AS ASSIGNMENT clause.

    Implicit type conversion of UDTs for system operators and functions, including OCTET_LENGTH, is a Teradata extension to the ANSI SQL standard. To disable this extension, set the DisableUDTImplCastForSysFuncOp field of the DBS Control Record to TRUE.

If the string_expression argument is null, the result is null.