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Subj:   Re: Data Type for a large table
From:   Dempsey, Mike

From a space perspective it makes no difference. Integer and Decimal(8) or Decimal(9) all take 4 bytes.

Integer math is faster so I would recommend Integer over Decimal if the values will allways be integers.

On the other hand, if you think the values may need to increase to 9 digits at some point in the future you might want to go with Decimal(9) instead.

>Mike Dempsey
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