|Data types and display formats | Data types ||
The text data type (text) is used to represent values that contain uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, spaces, and symbols.
These numeric values are not added together, are not added to other values, and may begin with a 0, which would be removed in an integer, decimal, or big integer column, even though it is a valid and necessary part of that value.
Columns of type integer, decimal, or big integer should be used when mathematical functions need to be performed on the numeric values.
In some places in the 1010data Insights platform, the text data type (text) is also represented as a or alpha.