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Scaled-down SQL


Scaled-down SQL

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Excellent question and a more than excellent explanation of why the correct answer is what it is.

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Excellent question and a more than excellent explanation of why the correct answer is what it is.


Thanks - high praise indeed! I must mention though, that when trying to decide how to format the explanation, I came across this excellent post from SQL Kiwi (Paul White?) - which helped me considerably to come up with a clearer and more concise one than I would have done otherwise.

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I am sorry, but I realy, realy don't understand why D is not good, even if I do your formula.

Why is so that D would have a truncate answer and not C?
I mean, both have a precision of 51 and only the scale is different (3 more digit more for C), which might explain something if you could explain my question here:

If I declare D as precision of 23 instead of 25 and still having a scale of 10
DECLARE @value1D DECIMAL(23,10), @value2D DECIMAL(23,10)
it is still a precision over 38, and the scale is still 20 as previous, but the answer is not truncate
Why??? Crazy
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Thanks for the question, it really does show why we need to pay close attention to the data types we use.
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Excellent question, with an excellent (If I may dare say, better than BOL) explanation!

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Nice question, but a tough one for a Monday :-)


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Very good question, indeed. +++

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Unbelievable, but true!
Thank you for qotd and a clear explanation!

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Good question - an area often overlooked by developers.
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