Numeric fields have a few unique options for controlling data entry.
- Default value
- Format (integer vs. decimal)
- Minimum / maximum (the minimum or maximum value that will be accepted)
- Numeric fields can only accept mathematical numbers, it can not be used for capturing values like formatted phone numbers. It will be better to use a text field type.
- Numeric fields do not support leading zeros or trailing zeros (degrees of precision). For this a text field type would be better.