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Talk:Unintentional Loss of Precision

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Good TIP. Didn't test the code. Charlie Shipp 02:52, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Is the author w/SAS Institute?

The suggested method is robust and applicable in all cases. However, if you know your data then more practical solution is possible. For example, in this case, adding a proper formatting to fraction1 resolves the problem:

        proc sql noprint;
        create table demo (fraction1 num);
        insert into demo set fraction1 = 1 / 3;
        select fraction1 FORMAT=18.15 
        into : fraction2 
        from demo;

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