Agnieszka Polec - 3 months ago 33

SQL Question

I found a table with this a column from this data type

`numeric(18, 0)`

what is that please? and why does

`0`

`18`

I already check this question Difference between numeric,float and decimal in sql server but couldn't understand it.\

can I add (-10) in that column?

can I add all negative number in that column?

can I add any positive number in that column?

This is a sample of the data I found in that column

`100`

263

13

2

9

4

3

3

28

15

33

16

135

50

64

60

100

500

150

Update 2

Is it possible to have

`-`

`+`

Answer

The first value is the *precision* and the second is the *scale*, so `18,0`

is essentially 18 digits with 0 digits after the decimal place. If you had `18,2`

for example, you would have 18 digits, two of which would come after the decimal...

example of 18,2: 1111111111111111.22

There is no *functional* difference between `numeric`

and `decimal`

, other that the name and I think I recall that numeric came first, as in an earlier version.

And to answer, "*can I add (-10) in that column?*" - Yes, you can.