Formatting Numeric Values within CONCAT functions to Currency

Hi there!

In one of my graphs, I have created a few beast modes involving nested CONCAT functions so I can capture many fields in a hover text. Some of the fields in the CONCAT are numeric but I would like them displayed as currency. After running the beast modes, the numbers are displayed as a long integer with no thousand separator etc. I understand that using my quantitative fields in this way means that I cannot use the 'Display as' format option in the Analyzer. I was wondering if there is something I can do prior to the Beast Mode CONCAT, such as an ETL node or mySQL code?

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  • MarkSnodgrass
    MarkSnodgrass Portland, Oregon 🟤
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    I recommend formatting it to currency with the concat function in a beast mode. If you try and do it in an ETL, then they would become strings and the card wouldn't be able to sum them when a user is interacting with the card. Here is a beast mode that will format it for you and abbreviate the millions and thousands:

    CONCAT('$',
      (CASE       WHEN INSTR(SUM(`totalreported`),'.') = 10 THEN /*xxx million*/ 
                                   CONCAT(LEFT(SUM(`totalreported`),3),'.',SUBSTRING(SUM(`totalreported`),4,2),'M')
           WHEN INSTR(SUM(`totalreported`),'.') = 9 THEN /*xx million*/ 
                                   CONCAT(LEFT(SUM(`totalreported`),2),'.',SUBSTRING(SUM(`totalreported`),3,2),'M')
           WHEN INSTR(SUM(`totalreported`),'.') = 8 THEN /*x million*/ 
                                   CONCAT(LEFT(SUM(`totalreported`),1),'.',SUBSTRING(SUM(`totalreported`),2,2),'M')
           WHEN INSTR(SUM(`totalreported`),'.') = 7 THEN /*xxx thousand*/ 
                                   CONCAT(LEFT(SUM(`totalreported`),3),'.',SUBSTRING(SUM(`totalreported`),4,2),'K')
           WHEN INSTR(SUM(`totalreported`),'.') = 6 THEN /*xx thousand*/ 
                                   CONCAT(LEFT(SUM(`totalreported`),2),'.',SUBSTRING(SUM(`totalreported`),3,2),'K')
           WHEN INSTR(SUM(`totalreported`),'.') = 5 THEN /*x thousand*/ 
                                   CONCAT(LEFT(SUM(`totalreported`),1),'.',SUBSTRING(SUM(`totalreported`),2,2),'K')
           END))
    

    Here are two other examples of how to do it.

    https://dojo.domo.com/discussion/52685/domo-idea-exchange-beast-modes-abbreviated-summary-number#latest


    https://dojo.domo.com/discussion/52677/domo-ideas-conference-beast-modes-number-formatting#latest

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