Decimal Number Fields


I’m needing to use a Decimal/Fixed-Point data type for some fields. While this did exist in an outdated module, no current module seems to offer this. While a string generally suffices (especially due to PHP’s lack of native decimal support), this does cause issues with validation, localisation, and searching. How do people approach this? Has anyone developed a solution? If there’s no obvious solution I’m missing, I will probably try add this to the Numeric Data Type module.