SharePoint 2007: Decimal values are incorrectly saved into the MSSDocProps table which affects the advanced search

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SYMPTOMS

When we have items that have decimal values with several digits, the crawled value seems to be changed. For example, when we expect 1234567.89, we get 1234567.875 in the result of search. This affects the advanced search using this specific crawled property.

CAUSE

This is a known issue in SharePoint 2007.

RESOLUTION

The SharePoint Search 2007 engine internally stores certain values obtained during the crawl as floating point numbers. When the number obtained is sufficiently large (> 7 places), there is an inherent loss of precision in the conversion to floating point number stored in the metadata index. SharePoint Search 2010 took a design change to acquire, store, and retrieve this type of value in a different internal structure that did not cause this loss of precision.
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Article ID: 2549752 - Last Review: June 4, 2011 - Revision: 6.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
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