Formatting determines in what way available data will be presented. For example, the number 1499.95 may be presented as $1'499.95 or as ~1500. Or, the name of a person may be displayed as Gomer J. Simpson or G. Simpson. Formatting is responsible for that.
Formatting can be used in the following cases:
Formatting is described with the help of the formatting string. The first four letters of the formatting string describe the type of formatting that we use (text/math/date/time/rset/bool); the rest of the string is formatting itself, for example:
In case we need to specify formatting for fields, it is possible to use a wizard by clicking ..., to the right of the field for entering the formatting string:
In case we need to format the value of a field or of a variable displayed in a text formula, we should separate it from the name of a field or a variable it with the "^" character. For example:
There are on the whole 6 types of different formatting variants depending on the type of an initial value that are described in separate sections:
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