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Attribute data type significance

Hi All,

Can you please tell significance of each attribute data type, when we need to use particular data type like navchar,decimal,integer,timestamp

and whats is length in attribute



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    Posted on Nov 06, 2019 at 08:05 AM

    Hi Abhijeet,

    Each attribute type serves different purpose in maintaining specific data record.

    1. NVARCHAR - most commonly used attribute used to maintain alphanumeric records. You need to specify the length of attribute i.e. maximum number of characters allowed. Length parameter is applicable only for this attribute type.

    2. Decimal - This type of attribute can contain decimal values and can be used as attribute and key figures in a planning model. The length is predefined as (18,6) i.e. 6 decimal places and 12 integer places.

    3. Integer - to maintain records of integer types. e.g Lead Time or WEEKWEIGHT in time profiles

    4. Timestamp - to maintain date and time type of records e.g.ACTMOVEDATE in Delivery MDT

    Hope this helps!



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