Custom Display Formats

In addition to the other categories, Arcadia Instant has a Custom Format option that enables a wide range of custom display configurations. The following steps outline how to use the Display Format: Custom Format interface.

  1. Click on the field you plan to modify, to open the Field Properties menu.
  2. Under Field Properties, click the Display Format option.

  3. In the Display Format interface, select Custom Format from the Category menu.

  4. In the Customize Format text box, enter a valid format mask in the Customize Date/Time text box, based on the examples lower in the interface. For a full list of options, see Display Format Reference.

    Click Save.

    display format in Custom mode

Common Number Formatting

Some examples of common display formats follow:

  • Entering 1s produces decimal format with Roman numerals for unit abbreviation.

    For example, 37,253,956 renders as 37.253956M.

  • Entering ,.1f produces a format with 1 digit after the decimal, and comma for the thousands separator.

    So, 37,253,956 renders as 37,253,956.0.

  • Entering ,.2f produces a format with 2 digits after the decimal, and comma for the thousands separator.

    So, 37,253,956 renders as 37,253,956.0.

To configure unit abbreviation for large numbers, see our article Custom Display Formats for Large Numbers.