16.20 - Argument Types and Rules - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - 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

Expressions passed to this function can be one of the following data types:

  • CHAR
  • VARCHAR
  • CLOB
  • BYTEINT
  • SMALLINT
  • INTEGER
  • BIGINT
  • FLOAT/REAL/DOUBLE PRECISION
  • DECIMAL/NUMERIC
  • NUMBER

If any of the input arguments are NULL, the function returns NULL.

You can also pass arguments with data types that can be converted to the above types using the implicit data type conversion rules that apply to UDFs.

The UDF implicit type conversion rules are more restrictive than the implicit type conversion rules normally used by Teradata Database. If an argument cannot be converted to the required data type following the UDF implicit conversion rules, it must be explicitly cast.

For details, see “Compatible Types” in Teradata Vantage™ - SQL External Routine Programming , B035-1147 .