Subject RE: [firebird-support] NUMERIC or DECIMAL?
Author Chad Z. Hower
:: When I saw that Firebird/Interbase had a specific DECIMAL
:: type that allowed you to precisely identify the number of
:: decimal points of precision to work with, I was overjoyed.
:: No more rounding issues, truncation issues, etc. to deal with.

Im not sure you understand them. Every major DB I've worked with always
supported Numbers with fixed precisions. In fact its rare to see a DB that
has floating points.

The theoretical difference between NUMERIC and DECIMAL is that NUMERIC will
store exactly p digits, whereas DECIMAL will store not fewer than p digits.