***quote from Oracle Reference
The NUMBER datatype stores fixed and floating-point numbers. Numbers of virtually any magnitude can be stored and are guaranteed portable among different systems operating Oracle, up to 38 digits of precision.
The following numbers can be stored in a NUMBER column:
- positive numbers in the range 1 x 10(-130) to 9.99..9 x 10(125) - with up to 38 significant digits
- negative numbers from -1 x 10(-130) to 9.99..99 x 10(125) - with up to 38 significant digits
This means you can store any *miningfull* number in Oracle!
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