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Stores numeric values.

**Numeric (***M.N***)**

**Where:**

*M*

Specifies the total number of digits for the figure (including the number of decimal positions, the decimal point and the sign if you need it).

*N*

Specifies the number of decimal places.

The Numeric data type allows you to store a numeric value in the DMBS.

The following table illustrates the properties used to define a Numeric data type:

Other related properties to Numeric Data Type:

Sample

Suppose you define an attribute (or a variable) whose data type is Numeric, with length: 9, decimal positions: 2, and no sign. This means that you can store a figure of up to 6 digits in the part corresponding to the whole number, plus 2 decimal positions (6 digits in the part corresponding to the whole number + decimal point + 2 digits for decimal positions = 9 digits).

Maximum numeric length property