Specify precision otherwise error occurs

Software ResiliencyCode Reliability

Why you should care

Specify precision which is the total number of digits, and scale, which is the number of digits to the right of the decimal point. The range of a Char variable is from 1 to 32767 bytes. When the expression falls outside this range, it is no longer precise and a numeric overflow or undeflow error occurs.

Business Impacts

It is recommended to specify precision as it helps alleviate potential risks in the code and ensure that the code is reliable and accessible

Production Risk

How we detect

This code insight shows that char-based variable must always be declared.


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