Hello,<BR><BR>Whats the best way to assign a unknown number to a variable.<BR>I mean I am retrieving values from the sql db but I don&#039;t know the datatype<BR>of the columns i.e it could be an int,float,decimal etc.<BR>So accordingly the value could be 1,100, or 1000000000000000.<BR>Now in my C# code when I retrieve these column values into a variable what should<BR>be the datatype of that variable when I don&#039;t know whats the db type of that column<BR>excpt that it is a number.<BR>Thank you.