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Show decimals with MySQL database

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I currently have a price field set up as INT (11).

This price field was to show annual salaries  ie 35,000, 25,000 etc but now I need to include hourly rates such as 6.19. If you 6.19 at the moment it just shows as 6.

So I now need to show decimal values can this be done keeping the INT format? or do I need to change the structure?

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Integer data types are for whole numbers only.

If you need decimal values, you'll need to modify your structure to a data type that supports decimal values (I believe that's DECIMAL in mySQL, but it might be FLOAT, check the documentation)

EDIT: Here's the documentation links for MySQL Fixed/Floating Point numeric values:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en//numeric-types.html#integer-types
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en//fixed-point-types.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en//floating-point-types.html
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