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[Bug 6601] New: SAP uses precisionDecimal with 16 and with 8 bytes.

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Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 17:41:31 +0000
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Message-ID: <bug-6601-703@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=6601

           Summary: SAP uses  precisionDecimal  with 16 and with 8 bytes.
           Product: XML Schema
           Version: 1.1 only
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Datatypes: XSD Part 2
        AssignedTo: David_E3@VERIFONE.com
        ReportedBy: Matthias.Mittelstein@sap.com
         QAContact: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
                CC: cmsmcq@blackmesatech.com


Dear XML Schema Working Group.

With reference to the new W3C XSD 1.1 I want to write you, that we at SAP are
using decimal floating numbers and we are interested in all standards which
help to make xs:precisionDecimal usable and interchangeable.

We are using two formats:
•     “DECFLOAT34”
   This type can hold up to 34 decimal mantissa digits. The possible values
range from 1E-6143 through 9.999999999999999999999999999999999E+6144 plus the
corresponding negative values and zero. Such a number occupies 16 bytes. 

•     “DECFLOAT16”
   This is the smaller variant of the decimal floating-point types. It allows
up to 16 decimal mantissa digits and values in the range from 1E-383 through
9.999999999999999E+384 plus negative values and zero. This type needs 8 bytes. 


Best regards,
Matthias Mittelstein
Development Architect
TD Core AS&DM SI Internationalization & Printing
TD Core AS&DM Server Infrastructure
TD Core ABAP Server & Data Management
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