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DECFLOAT is a numeric data type with special characteristic
They can be potentially huge and can easily exceed the capacity of any standard data
type so, sometimes they have to be stored and handled as strings.
There are special DECFLOAT values that cannot be stored as numeric (Infinity, NaN,
Small values can be stored an handled as ordinary numeric values
Support DECFLOAT data type
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