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I have a shapefile with point data. I calculate the $x and $y of the points successfully After lat/lon calculation in decimal degrees

I save the changes and close the edit session. Once I reopen the attribute table, the data after the decimal point is gone. Decimal data is gone

The field type is Decimal.

Why does this happen?

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The precision of the decimal field is 0. Due to limitations in the dbf format and shapefiles, you will have to create a new column. Make the decimal precision in that 5 or more.

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That appeared to be the problem, thanks – HDunn Apr 7 '14 at 10:28
Was easier to answer because you included pics. ciao : ) – Willy Apr 8 '14 at 11:34

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