Subject Re: [firebird-support] decimal and numeric
Author Joseph Marie M. Alba
Just be sure that if you use triggers, and you need to use temporary variables to hold results of in-between computations, use DOUBLE PRECISION for these temporary variables.

Joseph Alba

"Ann W. Harrison" <aharrison@...> wrote:
bcteh_98 wrote:
> Hi,
> What is the difference between Decimal and numeric
> datatype ?

No. There should be, but Firebird doesn't enforce it. According the
the standard numeric (4,2) should have a range of values between -99.99
and +99.99 (4 digits of precision, two digits of scale) while decimal
(4,2) must accept at least that range and can accept an implementation
defined range. Firebird accepts larger numbers in both.



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