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A number is a special data type (data_type). There are fixed point and floating point numbers:

  • Fixed point number

    A fixed point number is described by the number of significant digits and the number of decimal places. The maximum number of significant digits is 38.


  • Floating point number

    A floating point number consists of a mantissa and an exponent. The mantissa may have up to 38 significant digits. The valid range of values for floating point numbers consists of the intervals from -9.9999999999999999999999999999999999999E+62 to -1E-64 and from +1E-64 to +9.9999999999999999999999999999999999999E+62 and the value 0.0.

    Example: FLOAT

All numbers can be compared to one another.