Can someone explain in (easy English) the difference between Number and Integer/Decimal? I understand Integer and Decimal... What is the point of Number? Should I use Number for product prices?

  • Hi. To get an answer to this question it would help if you could be a bit more descriptive both of what you are trying to do, and about the version of EE you are using (and whether you are using add-ons etc.). Thanks! Commented Apr 26, 2020 at 17:22
  • I am creating a new field type Text Input for a product price. There are three options, Number, Integer and Decimal. I am unsure to use Number or Decimal.
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    Commented Apr 26, 2020 at 18:20

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In the field Text Field the four types of Allowed content (i.e. what you are allowed to put into the field if EE will let you save the entry it is part of) are:

  • All - any content (text or numbers) is OK
  • Number - content entered must as a number (i.e. numerals only - integer or decimals are OK)
  • Integer - content entered must be an integer (i.e. numerals only, no decimal point)
  • Decimal - content entered must be a decimal number (i.e. including a decimal point) - words entered are rejected, integers entered are converted to decimals


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