INTERVAL DAY Literals

Teradata Vantageā„¢ Data Types and Literals

prodname
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 DAY value in an expression.

Syntax



sign
An optional minus sign to indicate a negative interval. The default is a positive interval.
Note that the sign must be outside the apostrophes that enclose string.
string
One to four digits representing the number of days. 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 DAY 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 DAY

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

Example: INTERVAL DAY Literal

This example adds an interval of -30 days to the current system date. (For this example, assume the current system date is 1999-11-03).

SELECT INTERVAL -'30' DAY + CURRENT_DATE;

  (-30+Date)
------------
  1999/10/04