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Binary floating point number

Numerical data type for binary saving of numbers with mantissa and exponents/this type of saved number. The associated predefined ABAP type is t. The internal representation is in accordance with the norm IEEE-754 (double precision) and uses 1 bit for the sign, 11 bits for the binary exponent and 52 bits for the mantissa. Decimal numbers with 17 decimal places can be outputed. Due to the internal representation by binary fractions, not every decimal number in the value range can be represented exactly by a binary floating point number.


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