Changing custom field display format

In CDP Data Visualization, you can Set currency display options for numerical fields across all visuals of a dataset.

Follow these steps to continue configuring a field at the dataset level for custom format. See Changing the field display format for the initial navigation steps.

  1. In the Edit Field Parameters window modal, under the Display Format tab, select Custom Format from the Category menu.
  2. Under Customize Format, enter $S.
    • $ appends the dollar currency symbol to the left of the number.
    • S simplifies the number by minimizing the significant numbers (which on the axes appear with a large number of trailing zeros) and appending the appropriate non-scientific (currency) suffix to the right of the number.
  3. Click APPLY.
  4. Save the changes to the dataset.
  5. [Optional] To verify that the format applies to all new visuals that use the field, create a new visual by repeating the steps in Testing the calculated field..

When we use the $S custom format on the gdp field, the visual still uses the dollar currency sign, but also simplifies/abbreviates the number and shows the corresponding currency suffix. In the case of this visual, T for trillion; this custom format transforms the representation $2,500,000,000,000.00 into $2.5T.