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

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2022

Applies to:

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


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). 


CODASYL DBMS programmers


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