Need DD for storing IP Address


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I have a requirement to store IP addresses in a JDE table. I am having trouble defining the data element to do so. I am sure that this is an easy question, but can anyone share a DD item that can store the IP address (of the form

I should be able to use a text field, but when I enter the data into a JDE field, it balks after entering in 10.1. JDE states that the value entered in not a valid number.

Data Dictionary values set as follows (image attached):
Data Type = 2 (String)
Control Type=4
No Default value, Visual Assist, Edit Rule , or Next Numbering (all off)

Again, I am not sure what i am doing wrong or misunderstanding, but I do need to find a way to store/mnage these IP addresses


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Since you are just starting on it you should probably consider making the size bigger than 11. If you are storing it as a string in that format you will need at least 19 characters ( You should also plan to store ipv6 addresses in the future, which will look something like this if stored as a formatted string: 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334