Importance of Specifying Default Values in Commands | Basic Teradata Query - 17.00 - Specifying Default Values - Basic Teradata Query

Basic Teradata® Query Reference

prodname
Basic Teradata Query
vrm_release
17.00
created_date
June 2020
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-2414-220K

When specifying the default option for a command within a script or a macro, always specify the default value explicitly. Specifying command options explicitly helps clarify what the script or macro does if a problem arises, or if editing is needed.

If the defaults for a command change, having the options specified explicitly also removes the task of updating scripts or macros that use the command.