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Database Types for Teradata

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PyPi MIT License Python3.4+

tdtypes is a Python library consisting of classes and functions that provide easy access to Teradata Database object metadata.


  • I originally developed this library for my personal use. I am making these open-source in the hope that someone else might find them useful. This library does not come with any expressed or implied warranty.
  • This library is not endorsed by Teradata Inc.


Latest version of Python3 series is recommended, however Python 3.4 and above should work.

tdtypes depends on teradata and lazy python packages. They’ll be downloaded and installed automatically if you use the standard python installer pip.


Use Python’s pip utility to install tdtypes.

$ pip install tdtypes


C:\>python -m pip install tdtypes

Configuration and Customization

No configuration is required except setting up the needed ODBC connections.

tdtypes provides an easy way to accept a valid ODBC connection string from command line. If more flexibility is needed, for example, to use Teradata REST interface instead of ODBC, or automatically retrieve database connection information, create module and place it in your PYTHONPATH. The module must define two functions dbconn_args() and dbconnect(). Have a look at the default definitions of these functions in module to get an idea about the parameters and return values.


If you encounter an issue, report it using issue tracker. I’ll try to provide a fix as soon as I can. If you already have a fix, send me a pull request.


Feel free to fork this repository and enhance it in a way you see fit. If you think your changes will benefit more people, send me a pull request.

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