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Subj:   Re: Data Type for a large table
From:   John_Wight

The maximum value for an INTEGER is 2+ billion - a lot bigger than 8 'digits' - but needs only 4 bytes to store. Then number of bytes for DECIMAL data type of 8 'digits' would be 4 bytes (5-9 digits). So I don't think either would matter as you'd be adding 4 bytes to each row. However. a DECIMAL implies a decimal point for 'display' unless you apply a format to override. As a whole number - I'd probably go for the INTEGER - 6 to one, half a dozen of the other I guess;-)

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