Friday, June 19, 2015

Teradata Data type abbreviation - described

Teradata data types (as reported in DBC.Columns.ColumnType can be cryptic and not always easy to remember.  Here's a ready reckoner - 

Abbreviation
Equivalent English :)
A1
ARRAY  
AN
MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ARRAY 
AT
TIME  
BF
BYTE  
BO
BLOB  
BV
VARBYTE  
CF
CHARACTER  
CO
CLOB  
CV
VARCHAR  
D
DECIMAL  
DA
DATE  
DH
INTERVAL DAY TO HOUR
DM
INTERVAL DAY TO MINUTE
DS
INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND
DY
INTERVAL DAY 
F
FLOAT  
HM
INTERVAL HOUR TO MINUTE
HS
INTERVAL HOUR TO SECOND
HR
INTERVAL HOUR 
I
INTEGER  
I1
BYTEINT  
I2
SMALLINT  
I8
BIGINT  
JN
JSON  
MI
INTERVAL MINUTE 
MO
INTERVAL MONTH 
MS
INTERVAL MINUTE TO SECOND
N
NUMBER  
PD
PERIOD(DATE)  
PM
PERIOD(TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE)
PS
PERIOD(TIMESTAMP)  
PT
PERIOD(TIME)  
PZ
PERIOD(TIME WITH TIME ZONE)
SC
INTERVAL SECOND 
SZ
TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE
TS
TIMESTAMP   
TZ
TIME WITH TIME ZONE
UT
UDT Type 
XM
XML  
YM
INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH
YR
INTERVAL YEAR 
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TD_ANYTYPE  

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