I already switched all my FLOAT columns to DECIMAL and everything is
working fine :)
On 11/20/06, Asif Lodhi <itmailster@stripped> wrote:
> Hi Ahmad,
> On 11/18/06, Ahmad Al-Twaijiry <ahmadt@stripped> wrote:
> > I have many tables that use float (in production database), if I
> > convert all of the float column to DOUBLE or DECIMAL (using alter ),
> > is there any impact or anything I should know that could happen to me
> > ?
> You'll get a slight slow-down in performance - a trade-off you will
> make if you choose DECIMAL instead of FLOAT. Even if you choose
> DOUBLE, there is a risk of rounding errors. Try converting/casting
> the integer '1234567890' to float/double and assign the resulting
> float to an integer variable - then see what difference it makes.
> With DECIMAL you get accurate monetary calculations but slightly
> slower speed.
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