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Teradata FastLoad has a feature named Tenacity that allows user to specify the number of hours that FastLoad continues trying to log on when the maximum number of load operations is already running on the Teradata Database.

By default the Tenacity feature is not turned on. The feature is turned on by the script command:

While loading rows into a table, FastLoad displays, by default, an output message for every 100,000 rows loaded,  for example:

**** 14:47:20 Starting row 100000
**** 14:47:21 Starting row 200000
**** 14:47:22 Starting row 300000

If the number of rows being loaded is less than 100,000, FastLoad will not output any of these messages.

These messages are used as heartbeats that indicate that FastLoad is working for a long running job.

That was fine for jobs decades ago, however, for today's jobs where millions (and even billions) of rows are being loaded this much output may not be sensible. Can we imagine what the console output would look like with the default output message rate of every 100,000 rows?