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Octets in teradata

Posted on 2013-10-24
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Last Modified: 2015-02-17
I get an error when I use octets to read byte data;

cast(SUBSTR(a.user_agt,1, 100, OCTETS) as char(255))) as kiyu
from a
Where end_dt >= '2013-09-01'
  and cr_dt >= '2013-09-01'
  and cr_dt < '2013-09-15'

[3707] syntax error, expected something like ')' between integer and ','
Question by:dfn48
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Sharath earned 2000 total points
ID: 39598145
May be an extra ")". check this.
cast(SUBSTR(a.user_agt,1, 100, OCTETS) as char(255)) as kiyu
from a
Where end_dt >= '2013-09-01'
  and cr_dt >= '2013-09-01'
  and cr_dt < '2013-09-15'

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Author Comment

ID: 39598175
I am still getting the same error after I removed the extra ')'

cast(SUBSTR(a.user_agt,1, 100, OCTETS) as char(255)) as kiyu
from a
Where end_dt >= '2013-09-01'
  and cr_dt >= '2013-09-01'
  and cr_dt < '2013-09-15'

syntax 3707
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Expert Comment

ID: 39667909
SUBSTR takes 3 arguments but you have 4. Are you thinking of the OCTET_LENGHT function?

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