Subject Re: [firebird-support] Using aritmetic operation with numeric fields in Firebird
Author Geoff Worboys
Hi Alan,

> I'm an odd man out here. I use FLOAT for everyting including
> currency. I just cast the result the way I need it. I've never
> had an issue

You do mean DOUBLE PRECISION (15 digit significance) here dont
you, not FLOAT (7 digit significance)?

Whenever I describe FLOAT to someone I usually qualify the
"7 digit significance" with "if you are lucky", as in my
experience 6 digits seems about all you can actually rely on.
(And "signifance" includes your decimal places, so you are
talking about quite small numbers with FLOAT.)

Geoff Worboys
Telesis Computing