# Domo Idea Exchange - Beast Modes - Abbreviated Summary Number

Greetings! This is another post highlighting a beast mode from my Domo IDEAs conference session. This one covers how to format numbers a number in an abbreviated format.

**Problem**:

When concatenating a string with a number the resulting value is a string and unable to utilize Domo's built in formatting.

**Solution:**

This version only needs to check for length in increments of 3 to determine the correct units (Billions, Millions etc). The case statement goes in a descending order because the case statement will enter the condition that evaluates to true first. So every condition below the top one implies that the first condition is false.

-- Author: -- Created: -- Last Modified: -- Description: Since the numbers are being concatenated with a string -- Default Domo number formatting is no longer possible. This will format the -- total of the `random_number` field based on how large the number is. -- ROUND will format the abbreviation to 2 decimal places. CONCAT( 'Total: ', -- CASE statements will evaluate the first expression it finds to be true and then exists. -- No further conditions are evaluated -- If >= 10 digits then it's in the billions -- It would need to be expanded to 13 for (T)rillions CASE WHEN LENGTH(ROUND(SUM(`random_number`), 0)) >= 10 THEN CONCAT(ROUND(SUM(`random_number`) / 1000000000, 2), 'B') -- 7 digits means Millions WHEN LENGTH(ROUND(SUM(`random_number`), 0)) >= 7 THEN CONCAT(ROUND(SUM(`random_number`) / 1000000, 2), 'M') -- 4-6 digits = thousands WHEN LENGTH(ROUND(SUM(`random_number`), 0)) >= 4 THEN CONCAT(ROUND(SUM(`random_number`) / 1000, 2), 'K') WHEN LENGTH(ROUND(SUM(`random_number`), 0)) <= 3 THEN ROUND(SUM(`random_number`), 0) WHEN SUM(`random_number`) IS NULL THEN 0 ELSE '' END )

**Note:**

These beast modes only go to 100 Billion (12 digits). Any number higher would need to expand using the same logic for higher lengths.

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