The DOUBLE PRECISION data type provides 8-byte storage for numbers using IEEE floating-point notation.
DOUBLE can be used synonymously with DOUBLE PRECISION.
DOUBLE value ranges:
These limits are different from the java.lang.DoubleJava type limits.
An exception is thrown when any double value is calculated or entered that is outside of these value ranges. Arithmetic operations do not round their resulting values to zero. If the values are too small, you will receive an exception.
-- this example will fail because the constant is too long: values 01234567890123456789012345678901e0;
When mixed with other data types in expressions, the resulting data type follows the rules shown in Numeric type promotion in expressions.
See also Storing values of one numeric data type in columns of another numeric data type.