I am unable to make "eq" a table alias: SELECT column1 , column2 , column4 FROM myTable eq Is "eq" a reserved word or Teradata sort hand? Is there away to disable Teradata sort hand so only ANSI SQL is accepted?
There are old keywords which shouldn't be used anymore but still are reserved, e.g. RETRIEVE (instead of SELECT).
And there used to be some 2 or 3 character abbreviations like CT (CREATE TABLE), INS (INSERT).
EQ/NE/GT/GE/LT/LE is also outdated, but you'll still find it instead of a simple =/<>/>/etc., looks like Assembler to me :-)
There's no way to switch off that old deprecated syntax, but double quotes allow any kind of name:
FROM myTable "eq"