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Back  RFI # 3: Use of Fractional Values in R Data Type

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Submitter

Todd Cochrane

Description

Use of fractional values in R data type may be in violation of X12.6 Application Control Structure, and may cause a proliferation of methods of representing fractional values by users of the standards.

Response

The R data element type represents a discrete value for representing integers and decimal fractions only. Representation of a composite number such as 1-13/64 will require a different technique. The representation of a composite number will be handled through a separate data maintenance request which will address the business requirements for forms of this type of data and representation of precision of the data.

Recommendation

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Submission 1/1/1990
Status Date 1/1/1990
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 2040