Netezza / PureData – How To Quote a Single Quote in Netezza SQL

How To Quote a Single Quote in Netezza SQL? The short answer is to use four single quotes (''''), which will result in a single quote within the select statement results. How to Assemble the SQL to Quote a Single Quote in a SQL Select Statement Knowing how to construct a list to embed in … Continue reading Netezza / PureData – How To Quote a Single Quote in Netezza SQL

Netezza / PureData – How to build a multi table drop command from a select

How to Quick Drop Multiple Tables occasionally, there is a need to quickly drop a list of tables and you don't always want to write or generate each command individually in Aginity.  So, here is a quick example of how you can use a 'Select' SQL statement to generate a list of drop commands for you. Now, … Continue reading Netezza / PureData – How to build a multi table drop command from a select

Netezza / PureData – Aginity for Netezza shortcut key list

Recently, while working with a couple of my teammates on different projects I picked up a couple shortcut keys for Aginity for netezza, which I did not know existed. So, I thought about be nice to put a list of shortcut keys for future reference. I don't use most of them very often, but I … Continue reading Netezza / PureData – Aginity for Netezza shortcut key list

Netezza / PureData – Table Describe SQL

If you want to describe a PureData / Netezza table in SQL, it can be done, but Netezza doesn’t have a describe command.  Here is a quick SQL, which will give the basic structure of a table or a view.  Honestly, if you have Aginity Generating the DDL is fast and more informative, at least … Continue reading Netezza / PureData – Table Describe SQL

Netezza / PureData – Substring Function On Specific Delimiter

The function Substring (SUBSTR) in Netezza PureData provides the capability parse character type fields based on position within a character string.  However, it is possible, with a little creativity, to substring based on the position of a character in the string. This approach give more flexibility to the substring function and makes the substring more … Continue reading Netezza / PureData – Substring Function On Specific Delimiter

Aginity for Netezza – How to Display Query Results in a Single Row Grid

Displaying your Netezza query results in a grid can be useful.  Especially, when desiring to navigation left and right to see an entire rows data and to avoid the distraction of other rows being displayed on the screen. I use this capability in Aginity when I’m proofing code results and/or validating data in a table. … Continue reading Aginity for Netezza – How to Display Query Results in a Single Row Grid

Netezza / PureData – How to add a Foreign Key

DDL (Data Definition Language) Adding a forging key to tables in Netezza / PureData is a best practice; especially, when working with dimensionally modeled data warehouse structures and with modern governance, integration (including virtualization), presentation semantics (including reporting, business intelligence and analytics). Foreign Key (FK) Guidelines A primary key must be defined on the table … Continue reading Netezza / PureData – How to add a Foreign Key