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Separating out your format masks from calculations

Separating out your  format masks from your calculations, will help  you to organize and control the formats of numbers you are displaying. A change in one central place to your format mask, will update all your display expressions.

1. An Excel/.qvs file will hold the expression calculations,  no formatting using Num function involved here:

     vSum_Sales = sum(Sales)

2. Define variable to hold your format mask as in:

     vFormat_Number = ‘#,##0’

      vFormat_Decimal    = ‘#,##0.0’

     vFormat_Percent  = ‘##0%’

3. In the QV UI, expressions tab use the Num function with one of the formats defined:

     Num(vSum_Sales, vFormat_Number).



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