Issue with criteria on a bigdecimal data type column in MetaMatrix

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  • MetaMatrix Enterprise Server 5.5.3
  • Text File Data Source

  • Columns of bigdecimal data type in source


  • The values in my data source are in the format of  0.000000. When I run a query with criteria of "where COLUMN=0" it returns no results.
  • If I use "where COLUMN='0.000000'" I receive results.
  • Why doesn't 0 match 0.000000?


There are issues with java.math.bigdecimal, it performs a string comparison not a numeric comparison.  To resolve this issue, change the datatype of the column in your Metamatrix physical model to double instead of bigdecimal.

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