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Rounding issues from MS SQL Server to FileMaker

Question asked by fmProby on Dec 26, 2012

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Rounding issues from MS SQL Server to FileMaker

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     I am having rounding issues with MS SQL Server tables linked as an External Data Source. The decimal(18,4) field contains "118.4897", but in the FileMaker layout, it displays "118.49". I checked the data formatting settings of the field, set the format to Decimal and the set the "Fixed number of decimals" to 4, but it still rounds up and only displays "118.4900".

     Also, if I enter a new value into the FileMaker layout, say for example "123.4567", it will save "123.4567" into the SQL table and it will display "123.4567" in the FileMaker layout. But if you switch layouts and then go back, or refresh the page, it displays "123.4600".

     I know one workaround would be to change the field type from decimal to varchar, but I would rather not.

     Can anyone help with this rounding problem?


     some background on my system:
     FileMaker Server 11 Advanced (version 11.0.3.309) on Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
     MS SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)

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