16.20 - Usage Notes - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine

Teradata Vantageā„¢ Data Types and Literals

Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
March 2019
Programming Reference

ARRAY_AVG takes an array expression as an argument and returns a scalar value of type FLOAT. This value represents the result of adding the values of each element in the array argument, and dividing this result by the total number of elements. The array argument must have a numeric element type. If you specify a scope reference, the function is applied only to the elements within the limits of the given scope.

The affected elements cannot be filtered through a conditional expression. Therefore, a SELECT statement involving ARRAY_AVG must not contain an array relational expression in the WHERE clause.

If a NULL element is encountered in the array argument, it is ignored and not considered when doing the calculation. If the array argument contains any elements that is in an uninitialized state, an error is returned. Use a scope reference to avoid referencing a range of the array with uninitialized elements, or set any uninitialized elements to NULL. You can do this with the OEXTEND method. See OEXTEND.

If array_expr is NULL, the function returns NULL.