Menu
Amazon QuickSight
User Guide

Format a Percent Field

When you format a percent field, you can either choose the number of decimal places from a list of common options, or open the Format Data pane and manually format the field. Manually formatting the field allows you to choose what separators to use, the number of decimal places to show, and how to display negative numbers.

Changing a field format changes it for all visuals in the analysis, but does not change it in the underlying data set.

Format a Percent Field Using List Options

If you want to choose the number of decimal places for a percent field from a list of common options, you can access such a list from the Field list pane, an on-visual editor, or a visual field well.

Use the following procedure to change a percent field's number of decimal places by choosing a list option.

  1. Choose one of the following options:

    • In the Field list pane, choose the selector icon to the right of the percent field you want to format.

    • On any visual that contains an on-visual editor associated with the percent field you want to format, choose that on-visual editor.

    • Expand the Field wells pane, then choose the field well associated with the percent field you want to change.

  2. Choose Decimals, and then choose the number of decimal places you want. The following quick formats are offered for percent fields:

    • Display the value with two decimal places.

    • Display the value with one decimal place.

    • Display the value with no decimal places.

Format a Percent Field Manually

Manually formatting the field allows you to choose what separators to use, the number of decimal places to show, and how to display negative numbers.

Use the following procedure to manually change a percent field's format.

  1. Choose one of the following options:

    • In the Field list pane, choose the selector icon to the right of the percent field you want to format.

    • On any visual that contains an on-visual editor associated with the percent field you want to format, choose that on-visual editor.

    • Expand the Field wells pane, then choose the field well associated with the percent field you want to change.

  2. Choose Format and then choose More Formatting options....

    The Format Data pane opens.

  3. Expand the Separators section and choose from the following options:

    • Under Decimal, choose a dot or a comma for the decimal separator. A dot is the default. If you choose a comma instead, you must use a dot or a space as the thousands separator.

    • Under Thousands, select or deselect Enabled to indicate whether you want to use a thousands separator. Enabled is selected by default.

    • If you are using a thousands separator, choose whether to use a comma, dot, or space for the separator. A comma is the default. If you choose a dot instead, you must use a comma as the decimal separator.

  4. Expand the Decimal Places section and choose from the following options:

    • Choose Auto to have Amazon QuickSight automatically determine the appropriate number of decimal places, or choose Custom to specify a number of decimal places. Auto is the default.

    • If you chose Custom, enter the number of decimal places to use. Field values are rounded to the decimal places specified. For example, if you specify two decimal places, the value 6.728 is rounded to 6.73.

  5. Expand the Negatives section and choose whether to display a negative value by using a minus sign or by enclosing it in parentheses. Using a minus sign is the default.