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I am wondering which of the following two data types you use: DECIMAL or NUMERIC?

In the SQL Anywhere documentation, it says DECIMAL is a core feature of the ANSI SQL Standard, whereas NUMERIC is compatible. As far as I understand, DECIMAL gives the database manufacturer a bit more freedom for the implementation of precision, as I found on the internet the following: "... precision equal to or greater than the value of the specified <precision>"

So it seems to me logical to use DECIMAL, isn't it?

asked 28 Aug '20, 04:29

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edited 28 Aug '20, 06:35

According to the Help DECIMAL is semantically equivalent to NUMERIC.

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answered 28 Aug '20, 09:30

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...and vice versa :)

(28 Aug '20, 09:34) Volker Barth
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