What is the date format in Teradata?

By default, For ANSI dates, Teradata follows the date format as YYYY-MM-DD, whereas for the integer dates, the default date format is YY/MM/DD.

What are the different formats for dates?

Date Format Types

Format Date order Description
1 MM/DD/YY Month-Day-Year with leading zeros (02/17/2009)
2 DD/MM/YY Day-Month-Year with leading zeros (17/02/2009)
3 YY/MM/DD Year-Month-Day with leading zeros (2009/02/17)
4 Month D, Yr Month name-Day-Year with no leading zeros (February 17, 2009)

How does Teradata store dates?

The Teradata RDBMS stores the date in YYYMMDD format on disk. The YYY is an offset value from the base year of 1900. The MM is the month value from 1 to 12 and the DD is the day of the month. Using this format, the database can currently work with dates beyond the year 3000.

Why are there different date formats?

American colonists favoured the monthly format, while the British Empire drifted towards the European style of dd-mm-yyyy. The American format did not cause as much confusion as the date was usually written out in full.

What is Teradata DateTime?

Teradata also provides a non-ANSI extension to DateTime functionality. Teradata SQL literals used with date or time values are simple string literals and are interpreted as character data. These are converted to a date or time value based on the context, which is usually provided by a FORMAT clause.

How do I select a timestamp in Teradata?

Example 4: Display timestamp in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MI:SS format with millisecond or microsecond up to 1 digit. One (1) can be replaced with any number upto 6 to get that many number of microsecond. BTEQ SYNTAX: SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP (format ‘YYYY-MM-DDbHH:MI:SS.

How do I convert Yyyymmdd to date in Teradata?

  1. Example 1: Convert date string which is not in irregular format SYNTAX: SELECT TO_DATE(‘1-Oct-19′,’DD-MON-YY’); OUTPUT: 2019-10-01.
  2. Example 2: Convert date string in DD-MM-YYYY format to date datatype SYNTAX: SELECT TO_DATE(‘1-12-2019′,’DD-MM-YYYY’) OUTPUT: 2019-12-01.