ODBC C Character Data Types

ODBC Driver for Teradata® User Guide

prodname
ODBC Driver for Teradata
vrm_release
16.20
category
User Guide
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B035-2526-108K

ODBC Driver for Teradata conforms to ODBC 3.52 specifications and supports SQL_C_CHAR and SQL_C_WCHAR C data types as listed below:

ODBC C Data Type Windows Platform UNIX Platforms Apple OS X
SQL_C_CHAR Character string encoded in the code page of the application

(Windows application code page)

Character string encoded in the code page of the application

(ODBC application code page)

Character string encoded in the code page of the application (current locale LC_TYPE category)
SQL_C_WCHAR Unicode (UTF16) character string Unicode (UTF8) character string Unicode (UTF32) character string

An ODBC application can pass and retrieve character data encoded in the application code page (SQL_C_CHAR) or Unicode (SQL_C_WCHAR) character data to or from the ODBC driver. ODBC Driver for Teradata converts the character string to or from the session character set when required; see Conversion and Error Handling for additional information.