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We already have the DATETIME_FORMAT function, which lets us use a formula field to reformat the data from a date-type field into a text string of our specifications.
But it would be really great to have that exact same ability to reformat a number field or a currency field into a text string of our specifications.
For example, take these 2 fields:
Currency Field — formatted as currency with $ sign and precision of 2 decimal pointsNumber Field — formatted as decimal with precision of 4 decimal points
If we put these 2 fields into a formula that results in anything other than a single number result, they lose all of their formatting.
So instead of a desired sentence which looks something like this:“You bought 0.4500 pounds at $2,200 each.”
The formula currently looks like this:“You bought 0.45 pounds at 2200 each.”
We can easily add in the dollar sign, but adding in the commas and trailing zeros is harder to do in a calculation.
Same thing with percent fields as well.
Hi guys !
Did you find how we can apply number format to add commas into a CONCATENATED field?
I would love a function for formatting numbers.
Until that happens, I wrote a the app Ready-Made-Formulas to produce a formula that formats a number as a text string. It adds commas in the right place, even for European numbers. This particular formula requires a premium license, but if you really need to format a number as a text string, using the app will save you enough time versus trying to create the perfect formula yourself.