ANSI TIMESTAMP Teradata

Another new data type, added to Teradata in V2R3 to comply with the ANSI standard, is the TIMESTAMP. TIMESTAMP is now a display format, a reserved name and a new data type. It is a combination of the DATE and TIME data types combined together into a single column data type.

previous compatibility to contrast

Timestamp representation character display length:

TIMESTAMP(0) 1998-12-07 11:37:58 CHAR(19)
TIMESTAMP(6) 1998-12-07 11:37:58.213000 CHAR(26)

Notice that there is a space between the DATE and TIME portions of a timestamp. This is a required element to delimit or separate the day from the hour.



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