16.20.16.20 - 16.20 - INTERVAL MONTH Literals - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantageā„¢ Data Types and Literals

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Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
vrm_release
16.20
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Programming Reference
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B035-1143-162K

Purpose

Declares an INTERVAL MONTH value in an expression.

Syntax



sign
An optional minus sign to indicate a negative interval. The default is a positive interval.
The sign must be outside the apostrophes enclosing string.
string
One to four digits representing months. Spaces and new line characters are not allowed between the apostrophes.
Only digits within the apostrophes are parsed and converted to numeric. For example, '1.05' is treated as '105'.

ANSI Compliance

INTERVAL MONTH literals are partly ANSI SQL:2011 compliant.

The ANSI definition places the optional sign for the interval within the apostrophes; the Teradata implementation places the optional sign outside the apostrophes.

Type

INTERVAL MONTH

For details on the INTERVAL MONTH type, see INTERVAL MONTH Data Type.

Example: INTERVAL MONTH Literals

This example adds an interval of six months to the current system date. (For this example, assume the current system date is 1999-11-03.)

SELECT (INTERVAL '6' MONTH) + CURRENT_DATE;

  ( 6+Date)
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 2000/05/03