Custom Number Formatting

Case 20.

When we deal with metrics that vary a lot by some dimension, we may need to adjust custom number formatting. For example, suppose we want to round to a whole number if the metric is above 100, to one decimal place if the metric is above 15, and to two decimal places if the metric is below 15.

How can custom number formatting help

  • Custom number formatting improve the presentation of data by allowing you to create custom formatting rules for numeric values.
  • Developers can format a number based on its value, position in the data set, or other criteria. For example, you may format numbers in the data set to show the thousands separator, currency symbol, or percentage sign.

  • Custom number formatting can also be used to improve the readability of data by enabling developers to highlight essential values or trends in the data set.

How to implement custom number formatting

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