HANG - Basic Teradata Query - 16.20

Basic Teradata Query Reference

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

Purpose

Causes BTEQ to pause for a specified period of time.

Syntax



where the following is true:

n
The amount of time, in seconds, to pause the BTEQ job.

The range of n is 0 to 2147483647. If no numeric argument is specified, BTEQ pauses for 360 seconds (6 minutes).

Usage Notes

The HANG command is valid in a Teradata SQL macro.

Example 1 – HANG

To specify a half-minute pause, type:

.HANG 30

Example 2 – HANG instigated by a macro

The HANG command in a Teradata SQL macro appears as:

ECHO '.HANG 30';