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RDBPROD: Dealing With Floating Point Numbers (Doc ID 63030.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 03, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle CODASYL DBMS - Version 4.0a and later
HP OpenVMS VAX
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha

Purpose

DBMS and FORTRAN do not represent floating point numbers in the same manner. DBMS will truncate a floating point number while FORTRAN will round it up.  For example, the number 234.1 is internally represented as 446A199A in FORTRAN and as 446A1999 in DBMS (when stored through DBQ). 

Scope

CODASYL DBMS programmers

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