More and more of our customers are using OutSystems Platform to implement enterprise processes where very large numbers are required, such as for queries in the accounting and cost accounting areas or to support enterprise grade applications with more than 2 billion records. For that reason, OutSystems Platform 9 Bali introduces a new data type: Long Integer.
Long Integer supports records in the quintillions, and it also eases the integrations with external systems that function with large identifiers, such as Java or .NET Extensions, external database tables, REST API's and SOAP web services, and Excel files.
And Long Integer is not just a new identifier data type, but it is also the new default identifier data type. If an entity grows more than expected at the beginning of the development, by defaulting identifiers as Long Integers, IT teams will avoid having to do complicated and risky data migrations—with downtime afterwards.
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How to upgrade an Entity’s attribute to Long Integer