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OleDbParameter::Scale Property

Gets or sets the number of decimal places to which Value is resolved.

Namespace:  System.Data.OleDb
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public:
virtual property unsigned char Scale {
	unsigned char get () sealed;
	void set (unsigned char value) sealed;
}

Property Value

Type: System::Byte
The number of decimal places to which Value is resolved. The default is 0.

Implements

IDbDataParameter::Scale

The Scale property is only used for decimal and numeric input parameters before calling the Prepare method of the OleDbCommand and to specify numeric output parameters.

Setting this property to a value other than the value in the database depends on the implementation of the data provider and may return an error code, truncate, or round data.

When using SQL Server Native Client 10 (or later), to bind a parameter whose type is Decimal, Numeric, VarNumeric, DBDate, or DBTimeStamp, you must manually specify an appropriate scale value.

NoteNote

Use of this property to coerce data passed to the database is not supported. To round, truncate, or otherwise coerce data before passing it to the database, use the Math class that is part of the System namespace prior to assigning a value to the parameter's Value property.

NoteNote

.NET Framework data providers that are included with the .NET Framework version 1.0 do not verify the Precision or Scale of Decimal parameter values. This can cause truncated data to be inserted at the data source. If you are using .NET Framework version 1.0, validate the Precision and OleDbParameter of Decimal values before setting the parameter value. Scale values that exceed the Decimal parameter scale are still truncated.

The following example creates an OleDbParameter and sets some of its properties.

[Visual Basic]

Public Sub CreateOleDbParameter()
    Dim parameter As New OleDbParameter("Price", OleDbType.Decimal)
    parameter.Value = 3.1416
    parameter.Precision = 8
    parameter.Scale = 4
End Sub 'CreateOleDbParameter

[C#]

public void CreateOleDbParameter() 
 {
    OleDbParameter parameter = new OleDbParameter("Price", OleDbType.Decimal);
    parameter.Value = 3.1416;
    parameter.Precision = 8;
    parameter.Scale = 4;
 }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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