BIGINT Data Type

Teradata Vantage™ Data Types and Literals

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

Purpose

Represents a signed, binary integer value from -9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807.

Syntax



attributes
Appropriate data type attributes, column storage attributes, or column constraint attributes.
See Core Data Type Attributes and Storage and Constraint Attributes for specific information.

Storage

BIGINT values are stored as eight bytes with the least significant byte first.

External Representation of BIGINT

The following table lists the client representations for the Teradata BIGINT data type.

Determining the application definitions and client data types is the responsibility of the application programmer.

Client CPU Architecture Client Representation
IBM mainframe Eight byte 64-bit signed 2’s complement binary number, most significant byte first.
  • UTS
  • RISC
  • Motorola 68000
  • WE 32000
Eight byte 64-bit signed 2’s complement binary number, most significant byte first.
Intel Eight byte 64-bit signed 2’s complement binary number, least significant byte first.

Format

For information on the default display format, see Data Type Default Formats.

Example: BIGINT Data Type

In the following table definition, column Total is a BIGINT data type:

CREATE TABLE RelevantNumbers
  (Id CHAR(9)
  ,LastSummary INTEGER
  ,Total BIGINT);