Important Facts That You Should Know About The Teradata Macro

Roland Wenzlofsky

December 6, 2019

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What is a Teradata Macro?

The Teradata macro is functionality used to execute multiple SQL queries in one transaction. Either all macro requests are successful, or all changes to database objects are rolled back!

What are the Features of Teradata Macros?

  • Macros encapsulate application logic and access control to it
  • The code of macros is stored in DBC tables
  • Because macros are stored in DBC tables, they are available for all client tools.
  • Macros can be called with parameters and are, therefore, flexible.
  • Macros can be used, for example, to ensure referential integrity.
  • Macros are optimized before execution.
  • Macros can execute other macros.

How is a Macro created?

CREATE MACRO ShowSubscribers AS
  SELECT Lastname, Firstname FROM Subscriber;

How is a Macro changed?

REPLACE MACRO ShowSubscribers AS
  SELECT Lastname, Firstname, BirthDate FROM Subscriber;

How is a Macro dropped?

DROP MACRO ShowSubscribers;

How is a Macro executed?

EXECUTE ShowSubscribers;

More details can be found in the official Teradata documentation.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

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