 # Concatenate a Number with Text but Output is Way to many decimal places

Hi, I’ve used a concatenate expression to combine a math number and text (the text denotes the units of measure); however, I’m getting a value like this:
3.643724696 UNITS.

What can I do to the formulation so that it’s something like this:

3.64 UNITS

Tony

If the Decimal value is from a column, you can choose the number of digits after the decimal point in the column configuration:

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Hi Steve, this is exactly what I have in the column. The type is decimal and the formulation is [FTP]/[WEIGHT]. It gives me a number 3.64 which is exactly what I want; however, when I combine this column together with my stated units column CONCATENATE([WATTS/KG], " W/KG") it still gives me this long number 3.643724696 W/KG.

From this useful tips and tricks.

CONCATENATE(CEILING([WATTS/KG])/100.0, " W/KG")

will do that job, I believe.

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One 100 is missing… CONCATENATE(CEILING(100*[WATTS/KG])/100.0, " W/KG")

Though if your column [WATTS/KG] is a decimal and set with 2 decimals, the CONCATENATE() should follow that.

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Thank you Aleksi, now I learned how to round up and down in designated decimal point through your tips.

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Thanks Aleksi! Worked beautifully. Cheers

You’re welcome

TEXT() will apply the column’s display formatting:

``````CONCATENATE(TEXT([WATTS/KG]), " W/KG")
``````