# Workaround: In the Float data type, users cannot enter values of more than three digits after the decimal point

Paul Boney

Last Updated: September 14, 2012

Build Basis: Rational Requirements Composer 4.0 and 4.0.0.1

## Summary

In the Float data type, users cannot enter values of more than three digits after the decimal point.

## More Information

There is currently a limitation in which only 3 digits are allowed after the decimal point (the rest will be rounded).

Values that are entered in the Float data type fields are rounded off to the nearest value with three decimal places. For example, the input value of 12.3456 is transformed to 12.346.

## Workaround

The workaround is to use the String data type for numerical input requiring greater precision.

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