Usage Notes

Teradata Vantage™ Data Types and Literals

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

When converting TIMESTAMP to CHAR(n) or VARCHAR(n), then n must be equal to or greater than the length of the TIMESTAMP value as represented by a character string literal.

IF the target data type is … AND n is … THEN …
CHAR(n) greater than the length of the TIMESTAMP value as represented by a character string literal trailing pad characters are added to pad the representation.
too small a string truncation error is returned.
VARCHAR(n) greater than the length of the TIMESTAMP value as represented by a character string literal no blank padding is added to the character representation.
too small a string truncation error is returned.

TIMESTAMP to CLOB conversion is not supported.

You cannot convert a TIME value to a character string if the server character set is GRAPHIC.