when I open an attribute table in ArcMap 10.5.1 the decimal precision is different than in the source dbf file. I see only 3 places when the dbf file has 6 places.
You can right-click on the field and change the display... The display doesn't represent the precision/scale just how it appears.
My dbf file in excel
click on the .... after the number format line. All the precision and scale is showing is the actual numeric format, not how it will show
Ah! That wasn't very obvious... Thx so much!
I tried pasting that image but I guess it had to be done thru insert image only...sorry
I recommend working with FGDB, the problem is solved