Subject Re: [ib-support] Re: Numeric, Decimal, Double Precision and Float data types. What and when to use?
Author Theo Bebekis

thanks for your response.

I think I did not explain my question well (language is always a problem)
so I feel the answer was far enough from it.

I did not ask about INTEGER and SMALLINT types
and I know what precision and scale means in regard to floating point types
and how Interbase stores those datatypes (Data Definition Guide wisdom)
and also I use Interbase (and Firebird since the 0.9 version) almost two years now.
Anyway, thanks again for the explanation.

My question was primarily about Numeric/Decimal and IEEE types
and what and when to use.

What do you experienced IB/FB programmers recommend me to use?
Numeric/Decimal or IEEE?
Does it depends? On what?

> -- All your babes are belong to me.
All? greedy...:-)

My best regards

Theo Bebekis
Thessaloniki, Greece