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It's been way too many years since I did commercial programming on
databases and I've forgotten some of the terms (formats) for numerical
data.  I'm trying to create a simple database of local
facilities/doctors/stores with Base using the wizards. The formats that
are giving me trouble are:

Text[VARCHAR]    - a variable number of type CHAR?
Text(fix)[CHAR]  - does that mean a fixed number of CHAR?
Integer[INTEGER] \
Numeric[NUMERIC]  > How do these differ?
Decimal{DECIMAL] /

I looked in LibreOffice help but couldn't find the definitions.  Some
help would be appreciated.

For instance, which format is used for a telephone number?

Thanks, Tom

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