Number - Scale

Data System Architecture


Scale is the total number of digits to the right of the decimal point in the fixed point notation. Generally, a positive value round to the right and a negative value round the value to the left.


  • Scale of 3 for 12345.6789 will become 12345.679
  • Scale of -3 for 12345.6789 will become 12000

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