Error Conditions

Teradata Vantageā„¢ SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

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

Using the DEFAULT function can result in an error when any of the following conditions are true:

  • The column name is omitted and Teradata Database cannot derive the column context
  • The DEFAULT function appears in a partitioning expression for defining PPIs
  • The column name is omitted and the DEFAULT function appears in an expression that does not support the DEFAULT function without a column name
  • The DEFAULT function appears in an expression for which the result type is incompatible

    For example, consider the following table definition:

       CREATE TABLE Parts_Table
          (Part_Code   INTEGER DEFAULT 9999
          ,Part_Name   CHAR(20)
       );

    The following statement results in an error because the result type of the DEFAULT function is not compatible with the column to which the result is being compared:

       SELECT * FROM Parts_Table WHERE Part_Name = DEFAULT(Part_Code);