Notes on BTEQ Command Input | Basic Teradata Query - 17.00 - Notes on Command Input - 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
Online help includes the following information describing how BTEQ differentiates BTEQ commands from SQL requests:
  • BTEQ commands must be preceded by a dot (.) character.
  • BTEQ commands can end with a semicolon (;).
  • Commands that do not start with a dot are processed as SQL queries, and are submitted to SQL Engine.