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XSD Numeric Data Types

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Decimal data types are used for numeric values.

Decimal Data Type

The decimal data type is used to specify a numeric value.

The following is an example of a decimal declaration in a schema:

<xs:element name="prize" type="xs:decimal"/>

An element in your document might look like this:


Or it might look like this:


Or it might look like this:


Or it might look like this:


Or it might look like this:


Note: The maximum number of decimal digits you can specify is 18.

Integer Data Type

The integer data type is used to specify a numeric value without a fractional component.

The following is an example of an integer declaration in a schema:

<xs:element name="prize" type="xs:integer"/>

An element in your document might look like this:


Or it might look like this:


Or it might look like this:


Or it might look like this:


Numeric Data Types

Note that all of the data types below derive from the Decimal data type (except for decimal itself)!

Name Description
byte A signed 8-bit integer
decimal A decimal value
int A signed 32-bit integer
integer An integer value
long A signed 64-bit integer
negativeInteger An integer containing only negative values ( .., -2, -1.)
nonNegativeInteger An integer containing only non-negative values (0, 1, 2, ..)
nonPositiveInteger An integer containing only non-positive values (.., -2, -1, 0)
positiveInteger An integer containing only positive values (1, 2, ..)
short A signed 16-bit integer
unsignedLong An unsigned 64-bit integer
unsignedInt An unsigned 32-bit integer
unsignedShort An unsigned 16-bit integer
unsignedByte An unsigned 8-bit integer

Restrictions on Numeric Data Types

Restrictions that can be used with Numeric data types:

  • enumeration
  • fractionDigits
  • maxExclusive
  • maxInclusive
  • minExclusive
  • minInclusive
  • pattern
  • totalDigits
  • whiteSpace

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