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How does one stop ArcMap from rounding numbers?

Question asked by mlhotz on Sep 13, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 6, 2017 by Dan_Patterson

I'm using ArcGIS 10.5.1 and I have created a simple file geodatabase with elevation ranges (polygons).  These ranges have construction costs estimates associated with them based on those elevations.  There are only 4 different cost associated with elevation ranges.  I created a float type field and have entered these costs manually into the attribute table.  I have also set the number of decimals for this field to be 2 in the attribute table properties.

 

However, whenever I enter a dollar value (to 2 decimals), the number is automatically rounded up; hence, if I enter 1,247,119.96, as soon as I hit <ENTER> it changes to 1,247,120.00.  I have also tried setting this right using the properties of that field in the attribute table, but this does nothing.

 

  

 

 

Obviously, I'm doing something wrong...but what is it?  I'm praying that this is not a bug as I need to calculate costs per acre throughout this data set and if the numbers are in error then none of this work will be accepted.

 

Thoughts, Ideas, Suggestions?

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