Conversion to FLOAT/REAL/DOUBLE PRECISION - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine - 16.20

Teradata Vantageā„¢ Data Types and Literals

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Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
vrm_release
16.20
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Programming Reference
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B035-1143-162K

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.