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

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Chapter 9 — OUTMOD Processing

“Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?”

- Abraham Lincoln

What is of an OUTMOD

The FastExport utility is able to write a file that contains a variety of formatted and unformatted data. It can write the data to disk and to tape. This works because these files and devices all support a sequential access method. However, there are times when it is necessary or even advantageous to use some other technique or a special device.

When special output processing is desired, an OUTMOD (acronym for OUTput MODule) could be a potential solution. It is a user written routine to do the specialized access to the file system, device or database. The OUTMOD does not replace the utility. Instead, it becomes ...

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