We currently have a survey in field and discovered that numeric questions sometime allow 10 digits to be entered, but sometimes only allow nine digits. For example you can input 2,000,000,000 but you cannot enter 3,000,000,000. This is a repeat survey from a few years back and in the last wave we were able to enter 10 digits always and now this time there seems to be this restriction. Is this an intended feature or a bug?
Thanks for the explanation. In future will take your advice of unticking integer and ask field teams not to use the 1dp.
My example with all the zeros was just an example trying to work out where 10 digits stopped being allowed. I agree that ordinarily we should not collect integers this long but in this project we are collecting financal data in Khmer Riels (taken from paper financial records so accuracy is important) and a few of the largest values are above this threshhold. Last round with this questionnaire (circa 2016) the data collected was of good quality. Recording the data this way was the preference of the field teams and is more accurate than having them divide totals by 000’s or converting to USD as they are copying directly from documents.
Good advice re: phone number and region codes.