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Incorrectly Stored Number Values or Data in a Database (Doc ID 311346.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

You will sometimes find a NUMBER column in a database with incorrectly stored data. For example, you might see the two bytes (0xC1,0x01) used for the number "0".
(0xC1,0x01) is (193,1) in decimal, we will use decimal notation in the rest of this note.

Scope

This note is intended to assist in debugging situations in which you might find incorrectly stored data in the database.

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