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What Number Range Supported by the AscDecimal Datatype? (Doc ID 2718495.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 09, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On all versions of Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM), it is necessary to define the format of incoming Event Data Records (EDRs) in order for the pipeline to understand and be able to rate them.

Part of this configuration involves also defining the datatype that will best store the input value/field passed in the EDR.  One of these datatype is the AscDecimal datatype.

The AscDecimal datatype is defined in the documentation as follows:


Use AscDecimal to read and write decimal values to and from ASCII streams.

The AscDecimal datatype does unfortunately have lower and upper limits and exceeding these limits will likely result in the EDR failign to be rated.

This article will elaborate on what the lower and upper limits of the AscDecimal datatype are?


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