Different target platforms almost certainly require different data types, so you usually require a method of converting between types. This is offered by the macro:
This function converts <originalType> to the corresponding type in <destinationLanguage> using the datatypes and common types defined in the model, where <originalType> is assumed to be a platform independent common type.
A similar macro is available when transforming common datatypes to the datatypes for a specified database:
This function converts <originalType> to the corresponding datatypes in <destinationDatabase>, which is defined in the model; <originalType> refers to a platform independent common datatype.