# DataElement[("", X12_R2)] does not restrict/validate decimal to two digits beyond the decimal point

According to the documentation the type X12_R2 should truncate and or validate that a decimal value be limited to a precision beyond the decimal point corresponding to the trailing number specified in the type name (i.e. X12_R"2" limits a decimal to two places beyond the decimal point: 12.123 -> 12.12). However, this does not happen. Any thoughts as to why are greatly appreciated!

## Comments

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Hello,

The X12_R, or any other numeric type, is validated for containing only integers, decimal point, and/or sign (+,-).

How you interpret the data is up to the consuming application. The validation ensures that the data can be interpreted accordingly.

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