Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: NUMERIC and DECIMAL
Author Helen Borrie
At 02:25 AM 9/10/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>Let see, i will ask again:
>When i must use NUMERIC or must use DECIMAL, what is the real
>differents, in numbers and examples if you have time to it?

You asked the wrong question the first time (What's the difference between
NUMERIC and DECIMAL at the low end of precision?)

As they are implemented in Firebird, there is no difference that would
affect anything whatsoever. Use them interchangeably. I always use
NUMERIC because Old Habits Die Hard. In very old InterBase versions there
was some perception that they might be different and that NUMERIC would
prevent an out-of-range number from being stored (but that was probably a
myth as well...)