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Java equivalent of NUMERIC(2,2)

Kristofer Hindersson

Joined: Jan 19, 2010
Posts: 25
What is the java-representation of the SQL-type NUMERIC(2,2)? The column is meant to hold a value representing time (e.g. number of years). I've seen examples were BigDecimal is used as a wrapper but that seems like overkill in this case.
Scott Selikoff
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You can you integer type such as (int) or (short). For example, monetary values are often stored in cents (multiplied by 100) so that no decimals are needed. You could also use float for less precision than double, but that's about it.

If you need something that strongly behaves like NUMERIC(2,2), such as enforcing constraints, etc, you should write your own wrapper class.

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Kristofer Hindersson

Joined: Jan 19, 2010
Posts: 25
Thank you! Quick and informative, just the way I like it.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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