Usage Notes

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

A scalar_expression_n in the argument list may be evaluated twice: once as a search condition and again as a return value for that search condition.

Using a nondeterministic function, such as RANDOM, in a scalar_expression_n may have unexpected results, because if the first calculation of scalar_expression_n is not NULL, the second calculation of that scalar_expression_n, which is returned as the value of the COALESCE expression, might be NULL.

You can use a scalar subquery in a COALESCE expression. However, if you use a non-scalar subquery (a subquery that returns more than one row), a runtime error is returned.