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Decimal indicates a numeric value that meets the following rules:
The value is up to 15 digits in length, excluding any punctuation (sign, decimal, currency symbol, and so on).
The value is not restricted to integer values and has a decimal point that may be placed anywhere from the left of the leftmost digit to the right of the rightmost digit (e.g., +.12345678901234 is acceptable while 12345678901234567 is not).
The sign is always optional. If it is absent, the value is assumed to be positive.
Absence of a decimal point implies one to the right of the rightmost digit (i.e., an integer).
The Decimal data type is always expressed as a Base-10, ASCII-character-set string.
Example: +1234567890.12345 is acceptable, while 12345678901234567 is not.