Executing Teradata Client Utilities

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In order to perform any of the installation tasks described above, it is necessary to execute a Teradata Client Utility (either FastLoad or BTEQ) on the client machine where Teradata Warehouse Miner is installed. This requires the addition of one or more entries in the Hosts file on this machine by a user with administrative privileges, one for every Teradata server where tables or user defined functions are to be installed.

The Hosts file can typically be found one of the following locations, depending on the client operating system:
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
  • C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc

For example, if a demonstration version of the Teradata database on the same client machine is the target, dbc dbccop1 might be added.

This line is entered without quotes and that the three items should be separated from each other by a tab character. Also, the first item is the IP address of the target machine which, in this example, is a special value indicating "local host”, and that the host name is dbc. The suffix cop1 is added to the host name.