Implicit Type Conversion

Teradata Vantageā„¢ Data Types and Literals

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Software
Teradata Vantage
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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
Teradata Database performs implicit UDT-to-byte conversions for the following operations:
  • UPDATE
  • INSERT
  • Passing arguments to stored procedures, external stored procedures, UDFs, and UDMs
  • Specific system operators and functions identified in other sections of this document, unless the DisableUDTImplCastForSysFuncOp field of the DBS Control Record is set to TRUE
Performing an implicit UDT-to-byte data type conversion requires a cast definition (see Usage Notes) that specifies the following:
  • the AS ASSIGNMENT clause
  • a BYTE, VARBYTE, or BLOB target data type

    The target data type of the cast definition does not have to be an exact match to the target of the implicit type conversion.

If multiple implicit cast definitions exist for converting the UDT to different byte types, Teradata Database uses the implicit cast definition for the byte type with the highest precedence. The following list shows the precedence of byte types in order from lowest to highest precedence:
  • BYTE
  • VARBYTE
  • BLOB