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  1. Preface
  2. Using the Designer
  3. Working with Sources
  4. Working with Flat Files
  5. Working with Targets
  6. Mappings
  7. Mapplets
  8. Mapping Parameters and Variables
  9. Working with User-Defined Functions
  10. Using the Debugger
  11. Viewing Data Lineage
  12. Comparing Objects
  13. Managing Business Components
  14. Creating Cubes and Dimensions
  15. Using the Mapping Wizards
  16. POWERCENTERHELP
  17. Datatype Reference
  18. Configure the Web Browser

Transformation Data Types

Transformation Data Types

The following table describes the transformation data types:
Data
Type
Size in Bytes
Description
Bigint
8 bytes
-9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807
Precision of 19, scale of 0
Integer value.
Binary
Precision
1 to 104,857,600 bytes
You cannot use binary data for COBOL or flat file sources.
Date/Time
16 bytes
Jan 1, 0001 A.D. to Dec 31, 9999 A.D.
Precision of 29, scale of 9
(precision to the nanosecond)
Combined date/time value.
Decimal
8 bytes (if high precision is off or precision is greater than 28)
16 bytes (if precision <= 18 and high precision is on)
20 bytes (if precision > 18 and <= 28)
Decimal value with declared precision and scale. Scale must be less than or equal to precision.
Precision 1 to 28 digits, scale 0 to 28
Double
8 bytes
Precision of 15 digits
Double-precision floating-point numeric value.
Integer
4 bytes
-2,147,483,648 to 2,147,483,647
Precision of 10, scale of 0
Integer value.
Nstring
Unicode mode: (precision + 1) * 2
ASCII mode: precision + 1
1 to 104,857,600 characters
Fixed-length or varying-length string.
Ntext
Unicode mode: (precision + 1) * 2
ASCII mode: precision + 1
1 to 104,857,600 characters
Fixed-length or varying-length string.
Real
8 bytes
Precision of 7, scale of 0
Double-precision floating-point numeric value.
Small Integer
4 bytes
-32,768 and 32,767
Precision of 5, scale of 0
Integer value.
String
Unicode mode: (precision + 1) * 2
ASCII mode: precision + 1
1 to 104,857,600 characters
Fixed-length or varying-length string.
Text
Unicode mode: (precision + 1) * 2
ASCII mode: precision + 1
1 to 104,857,600 characters
Fixed-length or varying-length string.


Updated June 25, 2018