Data Types


Text

A string of characters not meant to represent a numerical value. Common examples are words, sentences, and phrases. The text data type can include alphabetic, numeric and special characters.

Integer

A whole number, including 0 and negative numbers. Integers cannot include fractions or decimals. Integers are often used to represent numbers that cannot have fractional values, like counts.

Float

A number that can have fractional values. Floats can also contain 0 and negative numbers.

Boolean

A value containing only true or false.

Date

A calendar date values. Hypothetically, dates could be stored as strings, however, the Date data type is preferable because it allows programmatic access to dates, including the day of the week, year, and to perform calculations between dates easily and efficiently. See more about handling dates, here.

Datetime

Similar with the Date Data Type, with the addition of a timestamp including hour, minute and second information.

Currency

Similar to a float, made to properly manage the specifics of currencies.

Dataitem

Enables the linkage between Data Lists. To learn more, go here.

Raw

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Null

Null value is an empty value.