How to Create Reports with Macros | Basic Teradata Query - 17.00 - Creating Reports with Macros - Basic Teradata Query

Basic Teradata® Query Reference

Basic Teradata Query
June 2020
Programming Reference
Create a report from a macro by instructing BTEQ in a prepared script or input stream file to export the data returned as a report. To do this, use one of the following options:
  • Create a macro within a database and execute it from the script file.

    In this case, the macro contains the appropriate BTEQ commands to generate a report, and the script file contains the BTEQ EXPORT command, the EXECUTE macro statement, and other BTEQ commands. This is the preferred method.

  • Place the macro in the script file and create and execute it from there.

    This method creates the macro every time it executes the request, which is a major disadvantage.