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"Syntax error, expected something like an 'UDFCALLNAME' keyword between '.' and the 'YEAR' keyword." Error Received when Running ODI Mapping which Connects to Teradata Database (Doc ID 2410150.1)

Last updated on JUNE 21, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Data Integrator - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Teradata databases have column names which are not accepted by Oracle Data Integrator (ODI).

For example: column YEAR

The "Year" keyword already exists in ODI Studio > Topology > Languages > SQL > Date and time

Running a mapping which connects to a Teradata database results in the following error:

ODI-1228: Task Insert flow into flow table-IKM Teradata Incremental Update- fails on the target connection <TERADATA_SCHEMA>.
Caused By: java.sql.SQLException: [Teradata Database] [TeraJDBC] [Error 3707] [SQLState 42000] Syntax error, expected something like an 'UDFCALLNAME' keyword between '.' and the 'YEAR' keyword.
at com.teradata.jdbc.jdbc_4.util.ErrorFactory.makeDatabaseSQLException(

Setting YEAR via ODI Studio > Topology > Languages > SQL > Keyword > Language Element also results in a mapping failure.

This mapping worked previously in ODI version 12.1.3.


Upgraded from ODI 12.1.3 to


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