TO_CHAR / Formatting functions in beast modes

GrantSmith Indiana πŸ₯·

There's may times when I need to do a custom summary number that's concatenated with other strings causing me to lose the ability to format the number. So I have to write a long beast mode just to format the number correctly. Like or It'd be great if we had the option to call a function to the the formatting like TO_CHAR from the SQL world to pass in a value and format string to properly format values as a string instead of these long beast modes.

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  • MarkSnodgrass
    MarkSnodgrass Portland, Oregon πŸ₯·

    Agree with this and there have been other Idea Exchange posts with the same suggestion, but you can't vote them up anymore. See this similar one as an example:

    Would be extremely helpful to be able to call a Format_Currency function for example to quickly format numbers being used in a complex summary number.

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