Assume that you create a PolyBase external table by using an Oracle external data source. When you map an Oracle NUMBER type to a T-SQL DECIMAL/NUMERIC type, you may receive the following error message:
The following columns in the user defined schema are incompatible with the external table schema for table '<TableName>': user defined column: ([<ColumnName>] DECIMAL(<n>) NOT NULL) is not compatible with the type of detected external table column: ([<ColumnName>] FLOAT(53) NOT NULL)
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:
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