Overview: Formats


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. 

Description Example
Auto Auto-format synced from Data Source 4,321
$ Currency Adds $ in front of Metric 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
$#,###.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

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