FORMAT Phrase and DateTime Formats

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 date and time formatting characters in a FORMAT phrase determine the output of DATE, TIME, and TIMESTAMP information.

IF the data type is … THEN use formatting characters for …
  • DATE
  • PERIOD(DATE)
date information.

For Period types, the specified format is associated with both the beginning and ending bounds of the period.

  • TIME
  • TIME WITH TIME ZONE
  • PERIOD(TIME)
time information.

For Period types, the specified format is associated with both the beginning and ending bounds of the period.

  • TIMESTAMP
  • TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE
  • PERIOD(TIMESTAMP)
date and time information.

Date formatting characters must be grouped separately from time formatting characters.

For Period types, the specified format is associated with both the beginning and ending bounds of the period.

Formatting characters are case insensitive.