The data is a single-precision, floating-point, binary number. If you specify
end in the
POSITION clause, then
end is ignored. The length of the field is the length of a single-precision, floating-point binary number on your system. (The data type is
FLOAT in C.) This length cannot be overridden in the control file.
FLOAT can be loaded with correct results only between systems where the representation of
FLOAT is compatible and of the same length. If the byte order is different between the two systems, then use the appropriate technique to indicate the byte order of the data. See "Byte Ordering".