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Teradata Vantageā„¢ Geospatial Data Types

brand
Software
Teradata Vantage
prodname
Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
vrm_release
16.20
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-1181-162K

Client applications can use a VARCHAR to insert a value into an MBR column. The VARCHAR must have the following format:

   (xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax)

where white space can appear anywhere.

For queries that select data from an MBR column, Teradata Database returns the MBR data as a VARCHAR(256) using the same format (xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax).

Consider the following definition of a table that defines an MBR column.

   CREATE TABLE sample_MBRs (skey INTEGER, shape_mbr MBR);

A query that selects data from the shape_mbr column results in Teradata Database returning the column data as a VARCHAR(256):

   SELECT *
   FROM sample_MBRs;

   SKEY          SHAPE_MBR
   --------      -------------
   1001          (10, 3, 22, 7)