17.10 - Conversion to FLOAT/REAL/DOUBLE PRECISION - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Data Types and Literals

Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1143-171K
Language
English (United States)

Because floating point numbers are not exact values, conversion of DECIMAL and integer values to FLOAT values might result in a loss of precision or produce a number that cannot be represented exactly. For example, a value like 0.1, when cast to FLOAT, no longer exactly equals to 0.1.