Teradata - Data Types


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Each column in a table is associated with a data type. Data types specify what kind of values will be stored in the column. Teradata supports several data types. Following are some of the frequently used data types.

Data Types Length (Bytes) Range of values
BYTEINT 1 -128 to +127
SMALLINT 2 -32768 to +32767
INTEGER 4 -2,147,483,648 to +2147,483,647
BIGINT 8 -9,233,372,036,854,775,80 8 to +9,233,372,036,854,775,8 07
DECIMAL 1-16  
NUMERIC 1-16  
FLOAT 8 IEEE format
CHAR Fixed Format 1-64,000
VARCHAR Variable 1-64,000
DATE 4 YYYYYMMDD
TIME 6 or 8 HHMMSS.nnnnnn or HHMMSS.nnnnnn+HHMM
TIMESTAMP 10 or 12 YYMMDDHHMMSS.nnnnnn or YYMMDDHHMMSS.nnnnnn +HHMM


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