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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 DECEMBER 20, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Data Integrator - Version to [Release 12c]
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 exists in the ODI definition for the SQL language.

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

Adding YEAR as a keyword Language element via ODI Studio's language for the SQL definition in the Topology 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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