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Numeric Data

For numeric data, the Secure Agent uses the SAS format assigned to the column to determine the right precision and scale values.
For example, if the SAS format of a numeric column is 10.2, the column is represented using 10 positions in total, including a decimal point and two digits after the decimal point. This is translated to a precision of 9 and a scale of 2.
If no format is assigned to a numeric column, the Secure Agent assigns a default precision of 10 and scale of 0. This might not be adequate to hold the data. Adjust the precision and scale manually to get a definition for the column that is adequate to hold the data you expect for the column.