16.20 - Result Type and Attributes - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

prodname
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
vrm_release
16.20
created_date
March 2019
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-1145-162K

The result data type is a VARBYTE string. The size (number of bytes) of the VARBYTE string depends on the data type of the target_arg input argument and the number of bits requested.

For example:

IF the data type of target_arg is... THEN the result type is... AND the result format is the default format for...
BYTEINT VARBYTE(1) VARBYTE(1)
SMALLINT VARBYTE(2) VARBYTE(2)
INTEGER VARBYTE(4) VARBYTE(4)
BIGINT VARBYTE(8) VARBYTE(8)
VARBYTE(n) VARBYTE(m)

where m is the smallest number of bytes to accommodate the requested number of bits.

VARBYTE(m)

The maximum supported size (n) for VARBYTE is 8192 bytes.

The default title for SUBBITSTR is: SUBBITSTR(target_arg, position_arg, num_bits_arg).