community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Alteryx designer Discussions

Find answers, ask questions, and share expertise about Alteryx Designer.
Community v19.9

The latest release includes several enhancements designed to improve your Community experience!

Learn More
SOLVED

Leading 0's in formula

Meteor

I'm creating a formula where my posting period is between 1-9 then I want it to be given a leading 0. I have created the following formula but I am getting the error "Invalid type in operator >="

Can someone help me fix the below formula? Thank you

 

IF [Posting Period]>=1 AND [Posting Period]<=9
THEN "0"+[Posting Period]
ELSE [Posting Period]
ENDIF

Highlighted
Alteryx
Alteryx

The Invalid operator is due to trying to find a numeric calculation on a String.  You can use the ToNumber() function to help with this.

 

IF tonumber([Posting Period])>=1 AND tonumber([Posting Period])<=9
THEN "0"+[Posting Period]
ELSE [Posting Period]
ENDIF

 

See attached.

Scott Jones
Strategic Sales Engineer
Alteryx, Inc.
Alteryx Certified Partner

Hey @AustinBauer

 

Your [Posting Period] is a string...so wrap the first part in ToNumber()

 

So if ToNumber([Posting Period]) >= 1 AND toNumber([Posting Period])<=9 etc...

Labels