SQL Data Types
Subject:   What about ansi data types?
Date:   2003-07-02 03:47:34
From:   anonymous2
You didn't mention that although databases have their own datatypes they more often than not implement the ANSI equivalent.

So, although you mentioned Oracle uses NUMBER, it also recognises FLOAT, NUMERIC, DECIMAL, INTEGER, INT, SMALLINT, DOUBLE PRECISION, REAL etc.

Talking about sticking to ansi standards in database development would make a pretty helpful database article.

Graeme Barnett