Last post Sep 04, 2007 07:26 PM by BosseW
Sep 04, 2007 07:26 PM|BosseW|LINK
I am setting up an MS access database table in my asp.net application that will keep prices and have some problems regarding decimal numbers.
To do some testing I have a table with three different field data types:
1) data type Number/Decimal
2) data type Number/Single
3) data type Currency
I try to update and insert data using Gridview and Formview controls. My problem is that only the field defined as Number/Single works as I need.
That is, when I enter 1,23 the value stored in the data base is also 1,23.
The other two fields (defined as Number/Decimal and Currency) works as follows: I enter 1,23 but the value stored in the data base is 123.
I would have thought that the Currency format was the most natural one to use, but now I am confused.
I am developing locally on my laptop using MS Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition. I run Windows XP with regional settings defining the comma sign as the decimal separator.
Also the asp.net page is setup as <%@
I would appreciate if someone could help me understand why the "decimals disappear" and also what would be the "best" number data type to use for storing prices (with decimals).