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Format number with thousands separator in Flow email

Would appreciate any suggestion on how to format numbers in the emails that Flow generates.

 

I've got a Flow that generates an email requesting approval triggered by a button in PowerApps.

The body of the email references a couple of numbers from a Sharepoint list.

In the Sharepoint list these numbers are formatted as currency, for example $150,200.

 

In the email that Flow generates these numbers show without the currency symbol and without the thousands separator. So, for example: 150200.

 

I can easily add the currency symbol in but can't seem to get the thousands separator back in.

Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?  Thanks.

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Hi @Anonymous,

 

I have made a test on the function to split "152500" into "152" and "500", then add the "," in between so it shows "152,500",you could refer to screenshot below to create the flow:

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The expression in the Compose 2 as below:

substring(string(outputs('Compose')),sub(length(string(outputs('Compose'))),3),3)

The expression in the Compose 3 as below:

substring(string(outputs('Compose')),0,sub(length(string(outputs('Compose'))),3))

The expression in the Compose 4 as below:

concat('$',outputs('Compose_3'),',',outputs('Compose_2'))

The flow would run successfully as below:

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Best regards,

Alice

 

 

 

 

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v-yuazh-msft
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Community Support

Hi @Anonymous,

 

I have made a test on my side and couldn't find a way to display the currency type value as a currency value in microsoft flow currently.

 

I afraid that microsoft could only display the type value as a int value and there is no any way to display the currency type value as a currency value in microsoft flow currently.

 

If you would like the microsoft flow to display the currency type value as a currency value,

please submit an idea to Flow Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Flow-Ideas/idb-p/FlowIdeas

 

Best regards,

Alice

 

Anonymous
Not applicable

Thanks.

 

I guess with the currency I can simply add currency symbols in the email body text.

 

A workaround for adding in the thousands separators could be done by splitting the number that comes from sharepoint and adding in commas.  For example, split "152500" into "152" and "500", then add the "," in between so it shows "152,500" in the email text.  Although I'm not sure how to actually do this...

 

Is there an easier way to make it show the thousands separators?

Hi @Anonymous,

 

I have made a test on the function to split "152500" into "152" and "500", then add the "," in between so it shows "152,500",you could refer to screenshot below to create the flow:

Capture.PNG

The expression in the Compose 2 as below:

substring(string(outputs('Compose')),sub(length(string(outputs('Compose'))),3),3)

The expression in the Compose 3 as below:

substring(string(outputs('Compose')),0,sub(length(string(outputs('Compose'))),3))

The expression in the Compose 4 as below:

concat('$',outputs('Compose_3'),',',outputs('Compose_2'))

The flow would run successfully as below:

Capture.PNG

Capture.PNG

 

Best regards,

Alice

 

 

 

 

The problem with this solution is I do not see how this takes into consideration that not every number is going to be 6 digits. Sometimes is is going to be 2 or 3 or 7.  Is there not a funtion that will format a number this way?

Thanks, worked for me

Here's an expression to format a float less than 1 million into a string for currency (not including the dollar symbol) with a thousands separator and 2 digits after the decimal.

  123.4 => "123.40"
   1234 => "1,234.00"
1234.05 => "1,234.05"
0.1 => "0.10"

Uses variables('myFloat') to represent the number you want to format for currency.

concat(
  if(
    greaterOrEquals(
      variables('myFloat'),
      1000
    ),
    concat(
      substring(
        string(variables('myFloat')),
        0,
        max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 3))
      ),
      ',',
      substring(
        first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.')),
        max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 3)),
        min(3, length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))))
      )
    ),
    first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))
  ),
  '.',
  if(
    contains(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'),
    concat(
      last(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.')),
      if(
        less(length(last(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 2),
        '0',
        ''
      )
    ),
    '00'
  )
)

Or, all in one line:

concat(if(greaterOrEquals(variables('myFloat'),1000),concat(substring(string(variables('myFloat')),0,max(0,sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')),'.'))),3))),',',substring(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')),'.')),max(0,sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')),'.'))),3)),min(3,length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')),'.')))))),first(split(string(variables('myFloat')),'.'))),'.',if(contains(string(variables('myFloat')),'.'),concat(last(split(string(variables('myFloat')),'.')),if(less(length(last(split(string(variables('myFloat')),'.'))),2),'0','')),'00'))

It assumes the number was already rounded to hundreths (see my expression for rounding to hundreths in another post).

 

Here's the expression for COMPLETE currency formatting for numbers under 1 million:

concat('$',if(greaterOrEquals(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000),1000),concat(substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),0,max(0,sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),'.'))),3))),',',substring(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),'.')),max(0,sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),'.'))),3)),min(3,length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),'.')))))),first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),'.'))),'.',if(contains(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),'.'),concat(last(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),'.')),if(less(length(last(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),'.'))),2),'0','')),'00'))

It just injects the rounding expression from the linked post into the formatting expression in this post. It isn't the most efficient way to do this, I'm sure, but it works. Besides, what's a few dozen extra functions in a workaround expression for what javascript can accomplish with "myFloat.toFixed(2)"?

 

With the rounding expression, here are results you can expect:

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Amazing kindness being displayed here.  Thanks for sharing.  I do agree, MS needs an equivalent action for "numbers" as they have for "dates/time" conversion.

Edit: Flow has added the formatNumber function since this original post. Use this instead:

formatNumber(variables('myFloat), 'N', 'en-US')

Same process, expanded for values under 1 trillion.

 

concat(
  if(
    greaterOrEquals(
      variables('myFloat'),
      1000000000
    ),
    concat(
      substring(
        string(variables('myFloat')),
        0,
        max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 9))
      ),
      ',',
      substring(
        string(variables('myFloat')),
        max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 9)),
        3
      ),
      ',',
      substring(
        string(variables('myFloat')),
        max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 6)),
        3
      ),
      ',',
      substring(
        first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.')),
        max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 3)),
        min(3, length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))))
      )
    ),
    if(
      greaterOrEquals(
        variables('myFloat'),
        1000000
      ),
      concat(
        substring(
          string(variables('myFloat')),
          0,
          max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 6))
        ),
        ',',
        substring(
          string(variables('myFloat')),
          max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 6)),
          3
        ),
        ',',
        substring(
          first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.')),
          max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 3)),
          min(3, length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))))
        )
      ),
      if(
        greaterOrEquals(
          variables('myFloat'),
          1000
        ),
        concat(
          substring(
            string(variables('myFloat')),
            0,
            max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 3))
          ),
          ',',
          substring(
            first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.')),
            max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 3)),
            min(3, length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))))
          )
        ),
        first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))
      )
    )
  ),
  '.',
  if(
    contains(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'),
    concat(
      last(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.')),
      if(
        less(length(last(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 2),
        '0',
        ''
      )
    ),
    '00'
  )
)

 

 

And all in one line with the fraction rounded to 2 digits:

 

concat(if(greaterOrEquals(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000),1000000000),concat(substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)),0,max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'))), 9))),',',substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'))), 9)),3),',',substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'))), 6)),3),',',substring(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.')),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'))), 3)),min(3, length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.')))))),if(greaterOrEquals(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000),1000000),concat(substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)),0,max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'))), 6))),',',substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'))), 6)),3),',',substring(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.')),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'))), 3)),min(3, length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.')))))),if(greaterOrEquals(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000),1000),concat(substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)),0,max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'))), 3))),',',substring(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.')),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'))), 3)),min(3, length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.')))))),first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'))))),'.',if(contains(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'),concat(last(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.')),if(less(length(last(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'), 1000), 10))),1000)), '.'))), 2),'0','')),'00'))

 

 

2019-07-19 12_16_49-Run History _ Microsoft Flow.png

 

If you need to format values over 1 trillion, I believe the correct formatting for national debt is simply 😱.

awesome, thanks

Credit to @Mattw112IG who reported a bug, where the code didn't check for values of length under 3.

 

I blame Flow's insane dedication to declarative processing of "if()" statements (i.e. evaluating BOTH the true/false parts before returning one).

 

Here's the corrected version:

 

concat(
  if(
    greaterOrEquals(
      variables('myFloat'),
      1000000000
    ),
    concat(
      substring(
        string(variables('myFloat')),
        0,
        max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 9))
      ),
      ',',
      substring(
        string(variables('myFloat')),
        max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 9)),
        min(3, length(string(variables('myFloat'))))
      ),
      ',',
      substring(
        string(variables('myFloat')),
        max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 6)),
        min(3, length(string(variables('myFloat'))))
      ),
      ',',
      substring(
        first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.')),
        max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 3)),
        min(3, length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))))
      )
    ),
    if(
      greaterOrEquals(
        variables('myFloat'),
        1000000
      ),
      concat(
        substring(
          string(variables('myFloat')),
          0,
          max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 6))
        ),
        ',',
        substring(
          string(variables('myFloat')),
          max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 6)),
          min(3, length(string(variables('myFloat'))))
        ),
        ',',
        substring(
          first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.')),
          max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 3)),
          min(3, length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))))
        )
      ),
      if(
        greaterOrEquals(
          variables('myFloat'),
          1000
        ),
        concat(
          substring(
            string(variables('myFloat')),
            0,
            max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 3))
          ),
          ',',
          substring(
            first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.')),
            max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 3)),
            min(3, length(first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))))
          )
        ),
        first(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))
      )
    )
  ),
  '.',
  if(
    contains(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'),
    concat(
      last(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.')),
      if(
        less(length(last(split(string(variables('myFloat')), '.'))), 2),
        '0',
        ''
      )
    ),
    '00'
  )
)

 

And the corrected version with number rounding, all inlined:

 

concat(if(greaterOrEquals(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000),1000000000),concat(substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),0,max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 9))),',',substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 9)),min(3, length(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000))))),',',substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 6)),min(3, length(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000))))),',',substring(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.')),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 3)),min(3, length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.')))))),if(greaterOrEquals(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000),1000000),concat(substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),0,max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 6))),',',substring(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 6)),min(3, length(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000))))),',',substring(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.')),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 3)),min(3, 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sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 3)),min(3, length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.')))))),first(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))))),'.',if(contains(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.'),concat(last(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.')),if(less(length(last(split(string(div(add(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(variables('myFloat'),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 2),'0','')),'00'))

And the proof:

 

2019-08-12 10_43_31-Run History _ Microsoft Flow.png

Hi there, 

 

Thanks for this great explanation. 

 

Do you know what the formula would look like if I wanted to set my variable as a string, rather than a float? I am having a hard time figuring it out. 

 

Thanks!

Hi @jamiehandelman ,

 

If you have a string input, then you'll need to replace the "variables('myFloat')" in my example with "float({your-string-src})". E.g. if you're in an Apply-to-each with the string to be formatted in the "dollarStr" property, then you should replace "variables('myFloat')" with "float(item()['dollarStr'])".

 

If you'd like some specific solution, send some details of your use case, e.g. screenshots. Glad to help.

Hi @degvalentine ,

 

Thanks for getting back to me. 

In my specific case, I have a "set quote amount to string" variable being set in an "apply to each" as you can see below. 

 

set quote to string.JPG

 

I tried replacing what you said before in the formula, but it did not work. Any ideas? 


Thanks so much! Really appreciate the help. 

I simulated your input using Compose to get a functional solution you can copy-paste directly.

 

2019-10-15 08_56_20-Edit your flow _ Microsoft Flow.png

 

The result of that "concat(...)" is your string-to-float-to-rounded-number-to-currency-string value.

 

Here's the formula:

 

concat(if(greaterOrEquals(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000),1000000000),concat(substring(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)),0,max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 9))),',',substring(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 9)),min(3, length(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000))))),',',substring(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 6)),min(3, length(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000))))),',',substring(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.')),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 3)),min(3, length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.')))))),if(greaterOrEquals(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000),1000000),concat(substring(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)),0,max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 6))),',',substring(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 6)),min(3, length(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000))))),',',substring(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.')),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 3)),min(3, length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.')))))),if(greaterOrEquals(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000),1000),concat(substring(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)),0,max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 3))),',',substring(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.')),max(0, sub(length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 3)),min(3, length(first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.')))))),first(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))))),'.',if(contains(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'),concat(last(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.')),if(less(length(last(split(string(div(add(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),sub(if(greaterOrEquals(mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10),5),10,0),mod(mul(float(item()['Quote_x0020_Amount']),1000),10))),1000)), '.'))), 2),'0','')),'00'))

 

And the result:

 

2019-10-15 09_23_10-Run History _ Microsoft Flow.png

 

Although I used a variable in my originally-posted example as a generic way to represent unknown input, it is not a requirement of the formula. In your case you should not use a variable because it ruins your ability to use concurrency. You should only use variables inside a loop if you are aggregating values (and you don't require the aggregation to be strictly sequential).

 

In case you're unfamiliar with it, here's how you can multi-thread your loop!

 

2019-10-15 09_03_54-Edit your flow _ Microsoft Flow.png

 

2019-10-15 09_03_36-Edit your flow _ Microsoft Flow.png

 

Also, you don't need to use an action to hold the formatted value (unless you plan to use it multiple times in your loop, then it is probably a good idea). You can put that "concat(...)" expression wherever your Flow needs it inside the loop.

 

2019-10-15 09_14_11-Edit your flow _ Microsoft Flow.png

Please use formatNumber now instead of that insane function posted earlier. A locale-specific solution with commas and rounding is easy.

 

formatNumber(1234.567, 'N', 'en-US')

 

 

https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/simplified-number-formatting/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/base-types/standard-numeric-format-strings#the-curr...

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Monthly Community User Group Update | April 2024

The monthly Community User Group Update is your resource for discovering User Group meetings and events happening around the world (and virtually), welcoming new User Groups to our Community, and more! Our amazing Community User Groups are an important part of the Power Platform Community, with more than 700 Community User Groups worldwide, we know they're a great way to engage personally, while giving our members a place to learn and grow together.   This month, we welcome 3 new User Groups in India, Wales, and Germany, and feature 8 User Group Events across Power Platform and Dynamics 365. Find out more below. New Power Platform User Groups   Power Platform Innovators (India) About: Our aim is to foster a collaborative environment where we can share upcoming Power Platform events, best practices, and valuable content related to Power Platform. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or a newcomer looking to learn, this group is for you. Let’s empower each other to achieve more with Power Platform. Join us in shaping the future of digital transformation!   Power Platform User Group (Wales) About: A Power Platform User Group in Wales (predominantly based in Cardiff but will look to hold sessions around Wales) to establish a community to share learnings and experience in all parts of the platform.   Power Platform User Group (Hannover) About: This group is for anyone who works with the services of Microsoft Power Platform or wants to learn more about it and no-code/low-code. And, of course, Microsoft Copilot application in the Power Platform.   New Dynamics365 User Groups   Ellucian CRM Recruit UK (United Kingdom) About: A group for United Kingdom universities using Ellucian CRM Recruit to manage their admissions process, to share good practice and resolve issues.    Business Central Mexico (Mexico City) About:  A place to find documentation, learning resources, and events focused on user needs in Mexico. We meet to discuss and answer questions about the current features in the standard localization that Microsoft provides, and what you only find in third-party locations. In addition, we focus on what's planned for new standard versions, recent legislation requirements, and more. Let's work together to drive request votes for Microsoft for features that aren't currently found—but are indispensable.   Dynamics 365 F&O User Group (Dublin) About: The Dynamics 365 F&O User Group - Ireland Chapter meets up in person at least twice yearly in One Microsoft Place Dublin for users to have the opportunity to have conversations on mutual topics, find out what’s new and on the Dynamics 365 FinOps Product Roadmap, get insights from customer and partner experiences, and access to Microsoft subject matter expertise.  Upcoming Power Platform Events    PAK Time (Power Apps Kwentuhan) 2024 #6 (Phillipines, Online) This is a continuation session of Custom API. Sir Jun Miano will be sharing firsthand experience on setting up custom API and best practices. (April 6, 2024)       Power Apps: Creating business applications rapidly (Sydney) At this event, learn how to choose the right app on Power Platform, creating a business application in an hour, and tips for using Copilot AI. While we recommend attending all 6 events in the series, each session is independent of one another, and you can join the topics of your interest. Think of it as a “Hop On, Hop Off” bus! Participation is free, but you need a personal computer (laptop) and we provide the rest. We look forward to seeing you there! (April 11, 2024)     April 2024 Cleveland Power Platform User Group (Independence, Ohio) Kickoff the meeting with networking, and then our speaker will share how to create responsive and intuitive Canvas Apps using features like Variables, Search and Filtering. And how PowerFx rich functions and expressions makes configuring those functionalities easier. Bring ideas to discuss and engage with other community members! (April 16, 2024)     Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2024 Wave 1 Release (NYC, Online) This session features Aric Levin, Microsoft Business Applications MVP and Technical Architect at Avanade and Mihir Shah, Global CoC Leader of Microsoft Managed Services at IBM. We will cover some of the new features and enhancements related to the Power Platform, Dataverse, Maker Portal, Unified Interface and the Microsoft First Party Apps (Microsoft Dynamics 365) that were announced in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2024 Release Wave 1 Plan. (April 17, 2024)     Let’s Explore Copilot Studio Series: Bot Skills to Extend Your Copilots (Makati National Capital Reg... Join us for the second installment of our Let's Explore Copilot Studio Series, focusing on Bot Skills. Learn how to enhance your copilot's abilities to automate tasks within specific topics, from booking appointments to sending emails and managing tasks. Discover the power of Skills in expanding conversational capabilities. (April 30, 2024)   Upcoming Dynamics365 Events    Leveraging Customer Managed Keys (CMK) in Dynamics 365 (Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Online) This month's featured topic: Leveraging Customer Managed Keys (CMK) in Dynamics 365, with special guest Nitin Jain from Microsoft. We are excited and thankful to him for doing this session. Join us for this online session, which should be helpful to all Dynamics 365 developers, Technical Architects and Enterprise architects who are implementing Dynamics 365 and want to have more control on the security of their data over Microsoft Managed Keys. (April 11, 2024)       Stockholm D365 User Group April Meeting (Stockholm) This is a Swedish user group for D365 Finance and Operations, AX2012, CRM, CE, Project Operations, and Power BI.  (April 17, 2024)         Transportation Management in D365 F&SCM Q&A Session (Toronto, Online) Calling all Toronto UG members and beyond! Join us for an engaging and informative one-hour Q&A session, exclusively focused on Transportation Management System (TMS) within Dynamics 365 F&SCM. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just curious about TMS, this event is for you. Bring your questions! (April 26, 2024)   Leaders, Create Your Events!    Leaders of existing User Groups, don’t forget to create your events within the Community platform. By doing so, you’ll enable us to share them in future posts and newsletters. Let’s spread the word and make these gatherings even more impactful! Stay tuned for more updates, inspiring stories, and collaborative opportunities from and for our Community User Groups.   P.S. Have an event or success story to share? Reach out to us – we’d love to feature you. Just leave a comment or send a PM here in the Community!

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