Overview: Formats

HOW TO

How to access Formats

The Format field can be found in the Advanced Settings window. Learn more here

How to define the default Format options

Below is a table outlining the functionality of each default Format option. As an example, the Metric value "4321" is displayed with different Format selections. 

Format 
Description Example
Auto Auto-format synced from Data Source 4,321
$ Currency Adds $ in front of Metriic value $4,321
#,### Metric value displays with , between thousands 4,321
#,###.0 Rounds Metric value to 1 decimal place 4,321.0
$#,###.0 Adds $ before Metric value. Rounds to 1 decimal place
$4,321.0
$#,###.00 Adds $ before Metric value. Rounds to 2 decimal places $4,321.00
Relative time Calculates the rate of change 50 years ago
Duration Calculates how long something lasts from beginning to end 1 h 12 m 1 s
Prefixed Unit Adds unit before Metric value
lbs 4,321
Postfixed Unit Adds unit before Metric value
4,321 lbs
Prefix Currency Adds currency symbol before Metric value $4,321
Postfixed Currency Adds currency symbol behind Metric value 4,321$
Postfixed % Adds % behind Metric value 4,321%
Percentage Multiplies Metric value by 100 and adds % behind Metric value 432,100%

How to add a custom Format

1
 In the Designer, click on the Datablock whose Format you'd like to update
2
 Click Advanced Settings in the Datablock Editor to open the Advanced Settings Window
3
 In the Format drop-down list, click + New Custom Format
4
 Enter your custom format. Click Save
5
 In the Advanced Settings window, click Save
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