Notes on Command Input - Basic Teradata Query - 16.20

Basic Teradata Query Reference

prodname
Basic Teradata Query
vrm_release
16.20
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-2414-108K

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 Teradata SQL queries, and are submitted to the Teradata Database.