# Which data type is used for decimal numbers?

## Which data type is used for decimal numbers?

The decimal data type is an exact numeric data type defined by its precision (total number of digits) and scale (number of digits to the right of the decimal point)….

Integer Data Type Lowest Possible Value Highest Possible Value
integer (integer4) -2,147,483,648 +2,147,483,647

How do you declare decimals in SAP ABAP?

In the ABAP type p, the number of decimal places must be specified using the addition DECIMALS and by specifying an unsigned number directly or a corresponding numeric constant dec. The addition cannot be specified in other data types. A maximum of 14 decimal places can be specified.

### What is Type P in ABAP?

Packed Numbers. The data type p for packed numbers has a value range that depends on their length and the number of decimal places. Data objects of type p can be 1 to 16 bytes long, with two places packed into each byte, and one place and the sign packed into the last byte.

What is DEC data type in SAP?

DEC: Counter or amount field with decimal point, sign, and commas separating thousands. A DEC field has a maximum length of 31 places. FLTP: Floating point number. The length (including decimal places) is set to 16 places for this data type.

## What is BCD data type?

A binary-coded decimal (BCD) is a type of binary representation for decimal values where each digit is represented by a fixed number of binary bits, usually between four and eight. The norm is four bits, which effectively represent decimal values 0 to 9.

What is ABAP data type?

Data types are the actual type definitions in ABAP Dictionary. They allow you to define elementary types, reference types, and complex types of the ABAP type concept that are visible globally in the system. The data types of database tables are a subset of all possible types, namely flat structures.

### How do you declare data in SAP ABAP?

The ‘PARAMETERS’ statement can be used to declare the elementary data objects that are linked to input fields on a selection screen. You can also declare the internal tables that are linked to input fields on a selection screen by using ‘SELECT-OPTIONS’ statement.

Is decimal a data type?

Decimal Data Type. The decimal data type is an exact numeric data type defined by its precision (total number of digits) and scale (number of digits to the right of the decimal point).

## What is the difference between float and decimal?

Float stores an approximate value and decimal stores an exact value. In summary, exact values like money should use decimal, and approximate values like scientific measurements should use float. When multiplying a non integer and dividing by that same number, decimals lose precision while floats do not.