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3647. Float (also a Approximate Numerics synonym for ANSI Real) 12 Size in Bytes Varies Accepts an argument (for example, Float(20)) that determines size and precision. Note that the argument is in bits, not bytes. 79E + 308. info Chapter 1: Being Objective: Re-Examining Objects in SQL Server Data Type Name Class Size in Bytes Nature of the Data DateTime Date/Time 8 Date and time data from January 1, 1753, to December 31, 9999, with an accuracy of three-hundredths of a second. DateTime2 Date/Time Varies (6-8) Updated incarnation of the more venerable DateTime data type.

Adding numbers yields a sum, but adding strings concatenates them. When you mix the usage or assignment of variables or fields of different data types, a number of types convert implicitly (or automatically). Most other types can be converted explicitly. ) A few can’t be converted between at all. Figure 1-2 contains a chart that shows the various possible conversions. info binary varbinary char varchar nchar nvarchar datetime smalldatetime date time datetimeoffset datetime2 decimal numeric float real bigint int(INT4) smallint(INT2) tinyint(INT1) money smallmoney bit timestamp uniqueidentifier image ntext text sql_variant xml CLR UDT hierarchyid Chapter 1: Being Objective: Re-Examining Objects in SQL Server binary varbinary char varchar nchar nvarchar datetime smalldatetime date time datetimeoffset datetime2 decimal numeric float real bigint int(INT4) smallint(INT2) tinyint(INT1) money smallmoney bit timestamp uniqueidentifier image ntext text sql_variant xml CLR UDT hierarchyid Explicit conversion Implicit conversion Conversion not allowed Requires explicit CAST to prevent the loss of precision or scale that might occur in an implicit conversion.

A table is made up of what is called domain data (columns) and entity data (rows). The actual data for a database is stored in tables. Each table definition contains the metadata (descriptive information about data) that describes the nature of the data the table is to contain. Each column has its own set of rules about what can be stored in that column. A violation of the rules of any one column can cause the system to reject an inserted row or an update to an existing row, or prevent the deletion of a row.

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