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Tera-Tom on Teradata Utilities V12-V13 by Tera-Tom Coffing

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Chapter 8 — INMOD Processing

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What is an INMOD

When data is being loaded into Teradata the processing of the data is performed by the utility. All of the utilities are able to read files that contain a variety of formatted and unformatted data. They are able to read from disk and from tape. These files and devices must support a sequential access method. Then, the utility is responsible for incorporating the data into SQL for use by Teradata. However, there are times when it is advantageous to use a different access technique or a special device.

When special input processing is desired, then an INMOD (acronym for INput MODule) ...

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