Formatting Data Values

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How your data is displayed can affect the clarity of your web pages.  You may want to format numbers to help your visitors understand your data more easily, eg controlling the number of decimal places, or using a comma (,) to separate thousands and millions.

 

To Adjust the Data Format:

 

1. Click on the Data Set editor button on the toolbar btn_dataset_editor_002

 

- OR -

 

1a. Right Click on the Field Item of the DataSet.

 

1b. Select Properties from its popup menu.

 

2. The Format Data Dialog Box will appear. You can change the appearance of the fields on your page.

 

      dlg_format_data_002

 

If the Data Field type is not a number, the Format Data Dialog Box will appear as below:

 

dlg_field_name_001

 

Note:

When you change a format in the data type, it will change your data display format only, it will not change the data in the database.