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Tostring fotmula

5 - Atom


can you help me understand the Tostring formula?

i want to convert a number so it will be presented with comma separator for thousands.

in the training i saw the answer is:

ToString([Total], 2,1)

but I want to understand the meaning of the '1' in the formula because when I tried to change it to 2,3,4 etc. it keeping the same.


thanks a lot


17 - Castor

Hi @acarmi , you can refer to this link for better understanding.




But according to me for thousand separator only 0 or 1 works where 0=False without thousand separator and 1=True with thousand separator.


In case this helps, please mark this post as solution.


Sapna Gupta
17 - Castor
17 - Castor

Hi @acarmi,


it is related to decimal places. Here we have 2 diffrent columns one with 1 decimal place and second with 3 decimal places:


Test decimal 1

ToString([Field1], 1)


Test decimal 3

ToString([Field1], 3)




Please mark my post as a solution if this was helpful.


It looks that I didn't understand the question correctly 😀


16 - Nebula
16 - Nebula

@grazitti_sapna is spot on here. To add to your understanding, the third argument is identified as True or False. 1 is True. But so is 2, 3 or 4 ... or even -1. The only number that evaluates to "False" is 0. Hope this helps.

6 - Meteoroid

Thank you for solving my problem