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declaring datatypes


declaring datatypes

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which datatype is suitable for 'HSUB 9N380800 1010000.000000 USD' data in sql_server
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I feel VARCHAR would suite this.

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Is that a single attribute or 4 different values that need storing?

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Thanks fro response. What i have mentioned in above is single line.
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I can see it's a single line. What I'm asking is whether that should be a single column or multiple. It looks like there are multiple things in there. If so, they should be stored in separate columns, not stuffed into one.

Database design - first normal form - all attributes should be atomic (cannot be broken down)

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How are you going to name this column?
If it's Comments then varchar can be used.
If it's intended be "Details", then follow Gail advise and split it into separate columns, for example:
SomeCode CHAR(4),
AnotherCode CHAR(8),
Amount DECIMAL(19,6),
CurrencyCode CHAR(3)

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Thanks for your response.
In my requirement table has some columns among one column name is


TRANSACTION_DESCRIPTION

HSUB 9N350820 1010000.000000 USD
HSUB 9N380800 1010000.000000 USD
HSUB 9N381500 1010000.000000 USD
HSUB 9N383290 1010000.000000 USD

Above are the values under the column TRANSACTION_DESCRIPRTION.

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Then VARCHAR. Give it some relevant size based on sample of data you have. It looks like extract from other system, so you may ask for specification describing maximum length for this field...

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