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IAmTheAppUser
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Reformat column in collection contains value variables.

I have a column that has currency values.

 

There is a 'price' column in the collection and the values are in the format as 1234.33 and 13583.22 etc. I wan to reformat them as $1,234.33 and $13,583.22

 

I am aware of the formula Text( 1200000.00, "[$-en-US]$ #,###.00" ).

 

How do I apply this formula to whole column in the collection?

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Super User
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Re: Reformat column in collection contains value variables.

@IAmTheAppUser 

Well, there are a few ways we could tackle this.  From your problem statement I assume you need the formatted number column to appear in the price column and the original number type data should be deleted.  In that case use the code below.

 

ClearCollect(your_collection_name,
    RenameColumns(
        DropColumns(
            AddColumns(
                your_datasource_name,
                "priceFormatted",
                Text(price,"[$-en-US]$#,###.##")
            ),
        "price"),
    "priceFormatted",
    "price")
)

 

If you just want to add a column with the formatted text don't bother with the DROPCOLUMNS and RENAMECOLUMNS functions in my solution.  Finally, make sure you use this code when the collection is first created.  A column within a collection must have the same data type throughout the app.  It cannot have number types in one place and text in another.

 

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IAmTheAppUser
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Re: Reformat column in collection contains value variables.

For some reason, the formula did not work.

 

It basically copy the same value again (I tested it with adding the value to another column).... That's the main reason that I encountered.

 

The formula works: Text( 1200000.00, "[$-en-US]$ #,###.00" ) - if we specify the number in the formula. The formula seems not able to adjust the number in the collection. The only thing I am able to do is to add a '$' symbol before the figure. Not adjust anything in between the number. Do you have any idea how to get pass this issue?

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Reformat column in collection contains value variables.

Hi @IAmTheAppUser ,

 

Check on below thread to see if it could help:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Building-Power-Apps-Formerly/Format-values-from-Collection-Table...

 

Regards,

Mona

Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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