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# How to display formula as currency?

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8 - Airtable Astronomer

I have a formula that’s doing what I want it to do. But I’d like the field {ACTUAL VALUE} to be currency formatted like {EST. VALUE} - I’d also like to get a SUM at the bottom of this column, so I need it to be a number.

This is what I have so far.

``````IF(STAGE="Executed", {EST. VALUE},"")
``````

What do I need to add? Thank you so much in advance.

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The problem is the final empty string in your formula. That’s forcing the output to be a string, not a number. Long story short, the `IF()` function only outputs a single type of data. If one part outputs a number and another outputs a string, Airtable will force-convert the first part to be a string for consistency.

The solution is easy: leave out that ending empty string. If that third argument is omitted, Airtable will leave the field empty.

``````IF(STAGE="Executed", {EST. VAL.})
``````
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8 - Airtable Astronomer

I think I just found the solution:

``````IF(STAGE="Executed", {EST. VAL.},"")+0
``````

That allows me to format the formula field as a currency.
And all empty fields show up as \$0, which is perfect.

The problem is the final empty string in your formula. That’s forcing the output to be a string, not a number. Long story short, the `IF()` function only outputs a single type of data. If one part outputs a number and another outputs a string, Airtable will force-convert the first part to be a string for consistency.

The solution is easy: leave out that ending empty string. If that third argument is omitted, Airtable will leave the field empty.

``````IF(STAGE="Executed", {EST. VAL.})
``````
8 - Airtable Astronomer

That’s even better and so much simpler. Thank you, @Justin_Barrett