overflow error

overflow error

[′ō·vər‚flō ′er·ər]
(computer science)
The condition in which the numerical result of an operation exceeds the capacity of the register.

overflow error

An error that occurs when calculated data cannot fit within the designated field. The result field is usually left blank or is filled with some symbol to flag the error condition.
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In effect the display get the shifted by one digit to the right to overcome the overflow error.
would yield those rows where Num-Coll or Num Col2 was zero, or where Num_Coll/Num_Col2 was negative, or even where the database hit an overflow error because the ratio Num_Coll/Nura_Col2 was just too large for it to evaluate.
Vulnerabilities in the form of buffer overflow errors are also hard to control and predict so security solutions often interpret attacker-injected code as legitimate.
Further research inversigations are necessary, in order to analyse structure sensitivity to overflow errors, which can occur in fixed point implementation.
This provides smoother response times and fewer overflow errors than in Windows 3.