What column type in Oracle can take full range of java double values
What column type in Oracle 10g can be used to store any value of java double up to and including Double.MAX_VALUE and Double.MIN_VALUE?
From the Oracle SQL Reference:
The NUMBER datatype stores zero as well as positive and negative fixed numbers with absolute values from 1.0 x 10^-130 to (but not including) 1.0 x 10^126.
It looks like you may need BINARY_DOUBLE:
Maximum positive finite value: 1.79769313486231E+308
Minimum positive finite value: 2.22507485850720E-308