TYPEOF

Purpose

This function returns the SQL data type of its argument.

Syntax

Usage Notes

  • Returns a normalized version of the type. For example, if a column is defined using the data type alias INT, TYPEOF returns DECIMAL(18,0).
  • The type of any SQL expression is constant and the same for each row. Therefore, TYPEOF(expr) returns the same result for all rows, independent of the actual values of expression.
  • The return type of function TYPEOF is VARCHAR(40) UTF8.

Example

CREATE SCHEMA TYPEOF_EXAMPLE;
CREATE TABLE TYPE_TABLE (int_col  INT, char_col CHAR(5));
INSERT INTO TYPE_TABLE VALUES (NULL, NULL); 

SELECT TYPEOF(int_col) AS type FROM TYPE_TABLE;

SELECT TYPEOF(char_col) AS type FROM TYPE_TABLE;

SELECT TYPEOF(TYPEOF(int_col)) FROM TYPE_TABLE;

select TYPEOF(1 * 0.1), TYPEOF(0.1 * 1);