Set the format of widget numbers

Learn how to use the Number formatting menu to round numbers and add units to numbers.

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The Number formatting menu allows you to overrule the automatically set number of decimal places used, or add additional information about the values on your widget.

To access it, click the more options icon in the top right corner of your widget, then Number formatting.

Widget number formatting options in geckoboard

Each aspect of the Number formatting menu is automatically set to Auto - this will detect whether there is a known abbreviation, number of decimal places or unit for the data you're visualizing.

For example, if you're using a Dataset and have created the value type as a currency, the widget will automatically use the associated prefix or suffix. If the value is 135,600, the widget will automatically show 135.6 with the abbreviation K for thousand.

Abbreviation options

The Abbreviation options allow you to indicate that a number has been abbreviated by including the correct suffix for the units shown. There are preset values of K for thousand, M for million and B for billion. You can also remove any automatically applied value by choosing None.

Decimal Places options

The Decimal Places options allow you to add or remove decimal places for your numbers. The Auto option will show up to 3 decimal places. It is possible to show between 0 and 6 decimal places using the Fixed option.

Unit options

The Unit options allow you to add up to 3 characters to the beginning or end of your number to indicate what it shows.

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