Usage Notes - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine - 16.20

Teradata Vantage™ Data Types and Literals

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

The character value is trimmed of leading and trailing pad characters and handled as if it were a string literal in the declaration of a TIME string literal.

If the contents of the string can be converted to a valid TIME, the conversion is made; otherwise, an error is returned to the application.

Character-to-TIME conversion is supported for CHAR and VARCHAR types only. You cannot convert a character data type of CLOB or GRAPHIC to TIME.

You can use a FORMAT phrase to specify an explicit format for the TIME target data type. A conversion that does not specify a FORMAT phrase uses the default format for the TIME data type.

IF the character string is converted to … THEN the default format …
TIME does not use the time zone formatting character and does not display a time zone.
TIME WITH TIME ZONE uses the time zone formatting character to display the time zone.