Continuing SQL - Basic Teradata Query - 16.20

Basic Teradata Query Reference

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

A Teradata SQL request is automatically continued from one line to the next unless the line ends in a semicolon.

However, the following conditions are excluded:

Exceptions for Using Terminating Characters within SQL Requests Example Example
Semicolon embedded within a comment.
exec /* exec macro current; 
*/macro xyz;
Semicolon embedded in an unsatisfied left parenthesis, single-quote or double-quote pair.
create macro xyz as 
(select * from dbc.tables;  
);

create macro xyz as 
(select ‘abcd; 
efgh’;  
);

When a Teradata SQL request is continued from one line to the next, BTEQ translates the line-feed characters at the end of the multi-line SQL requests to carriage-return characters. However, in case of a line-feed appearing inside a quoted string in the request, the line-feed characters are retained as-is.