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Data types for charsticks and key figers

Hi Friends,

please, Can any body tell about in which scenario which data type we can use for chasticks and key figers?

we are useing for amount with curr as datatype and some times we r using number with FLTP for amount key figer

but im not sure which one is correct ....can any tell all the details of all charsticks and key figers ...?

Thanks in adavamce !!!



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    Posted on Jul 09, 2010 at 08:07 AM

    Hi Venkat,

    it is difficult to answer bcs. it really depends on the requirement and data you getting. Using currency and quantitiy also means that you have 3 (or 5) digits accuracy. Whereas floating point is more. If you are getting your data from SAP ECC, then you should check the types in ECC and use the same. Otherwise check your data and use floating point where it is really needed.

    As for charaterstics: keep in mind that it is always possibile to increase the lenth of CHAR types; reducing is much more difficult when you already used the info object.



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      I don't have any document but as general rule:

      1- define counters always as interger

      2- quantities as quantitiy

      3- currency as currency

      4- any other number as dec or floating point

      For charatestrics:

      document numbers (pruchse, sales order, delivery, etc.) as CHAR

      Same for customer and suppliers

      So I hope this help a bit


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