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SqlDecimal Structure

Represents a numeric value between - 10^38 +1 and 10^38 - 1, with fixed precision and scale.

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

public struct SqlDecimal : INullable, 
	IComparable, IXmlSerializable

SqlDecimal has different underlying data structures from its corresponding .NET Framework Decimal data type. Decimal has no concept of precision. It uses 3 bytes to store the actual data, and therefore has a maximum scale of 28. The data range is -79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335 through 79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335. SqlDecimal has both precision and scale. It uses 4 unsigned 4-byte integers to store the actual data, and therefore has maximum precision and scale of 38. The data range is - 10^38 +1 through 10^38 - 1.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0