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    Does anybody know if there's anything special to consider when importing floating point values? I have imported a text file containing such values (like '518,99', german style with comma) and mysql seems to round them. Do i just have to convert it to '518.99' (american style)? However, the comma is recognized correctly as the floating point... but, the values get rounded.
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    Actually, no, it isn't interpreting the comma correctly and it isn't rounding. MySQL does not recognize the comma as a valid character for numerical data input so it ignores it and everything after it.

    I'm not sure if there is a setting to change the decimal character from a . to a , or not but it seems to me this would be likely. Check the MySQL docs.

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