Floats are signed, numeric, floating-point numbers whose value has 15-16 significant digits. Floats are routinely used for calculations. Note that Float values can only have up to 3 decimals. They are inherently imprecise: their accuracy varies according to the number of significant digits being requested.
The Currency data type can have up to 4 decimals; see Currency.

Defining Float values

  • Preprocessor:
    • In the Step properties pane, under Properties, add or select a field.
    • Specify the Type as Float and set a default value as a number with decimal points, followed by a semicolon; for example 546513.879;.
  • Extraction:
    • In the Data Model, select a field.
    • On the Step properties pane, under Field Definition set the Type to Float.
    The field value will be extracted and treated as a Float.
  • JavaScript Expression: Set the desired value to any Float value.
    Example: record.fields["PreciseTaxSubtotal"] = 27.134;

Building Float values

Float values can be the result of direct attribution or mathematical operations just like Integer values (see Integer).

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