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Re: NEXT MEETING: 10/17/06 - PostgreSQL 8.2 & MySQL caveats

From: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
To: Roderick A(dot) Anderson <raanders(at)acm(dot)org>
Cc: pdxpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: NEXT MEETING: 10/17/06 - PostgreSQL 8.2 & MySQL caveats
Date: 2006-10-12 16:59:48
Message-ID: 9CDABFD4-3005-44CD-B83F-0696D95B8560@kineticode.com (view raw or flat)
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On Oct 12, 2006, at 09:52, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:

> Since we deal with some fair sized amounts of money; rounding or  
> not getting out what you put in can be an issue.

There can be problems with that in PostgreSQL, too, if you use the  
REAL data type. That's why, if accuracy matters, you should use NUMERIC.

Best,

David

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