Intro

This article describes the international rules for number formats. The SAPUI5 number formatters will help you to comply with these rules.

Usage

Use number formatting if:

  • You need to display numbers based on the user’s locale settings.

Do not use number formatting if:

  • You need to display IDs.
  • You need to display telephone numbers.

Types

You can use four different data types for numbers: integerfloat, currency, and percentage. Each data type can be formatted using a short, standard, or long format.

Integer

Use integer if no decimal places are required.

Short

Integer numbers formatted using the short form are truncated after three digits. When you use the short form, the units are shown as an abbreviation, such as K (thousand), M (million), or B (billion).

Number to format: 1567

United States (US): 1,57K

Germany (DE): 1.567

China (CN): 1,567

India (IN): 1.57 हज़ार

Number to format: 1567000

United States (US): 1.57M

Germany (DE): 1,57 Mio.

China (CN): 157万

India (IN): 15.7 लाख

Number to format: 1567000000

United States (US): 1.57B

Germany (DE): 1,57 Mrd.

China (CN): 15.7亿

India (IN): 1.57 अ॰

Standard

In general, use standard format. When you use standard format, integer numbers are displayed in full.

Number to format: 10000000

United States (US): 10,000,000

Germany (DE): 10.000.000

China (CN): 10,000,000

India (IN): 1,00,00,000

Long

Integer numbers formatted using the long form are truncated after three digits. The units are shown as full text, such as thousand, million, and so on.

Number to format: 1567

United States (US): 1.57 thousand

Germany (DE): 1,57 Tausend

China (CN): 1,567

India (IN): 1.57 हज़ार

Number to format: 1567000

United States (US): 1.57 million

Germany (DE): 1,57 Millionen

China (CN): 157万

India (IN): 15.7 लाख

Number to format: 1567000000

United States (US): 1.57 billion

Germany (DE): 1,57 Milliarden

China (CN): 15.7亿

India (IN): 1.57 अरब

Float

If you want to show decimal places, use float. The decimal places beyond the defined number of digits are truncated. If the minimum number of decimal digits is not restricted, only the trailing zeros are truncated, which could lead to very large numbers.

Short

Float numbers using the short form are displayed entirely without truncation of the trailing zeros. The units are displayed as an abbreviation, such as K (thousands), M (million), or B (Billion).

Number to format: 1590.5

United States (US): 1.59K

Germany (DE): 1.590,5

China (CN): 1,590.5

India (IN): 1.59 हज़ार

Number to format: 1590000.5

United States (US): 1.59M

Germany (DE): 1,59 Mio.

China (CN): 159万

India (IN): 15.9 लाख

Number to format: 1590000000.5

United States (US): 1.59B

Germany (DE): 1,59 Mrd.

China (CN): 15.9亿

India (IN): 1.59 अ॰

Standard

In general, use the standard format. Numbers using the standard format are displayed in full.

Number to format: 1590000.99

United States (US): 1,590,000.99

Germany (DE): 1.590.000,99

China (CN): 1,590,000.99

India (IN): 15,90,000.99

Long

Use the long format to show units as full text, such as thousands, million, and so on.

Number to format: 1590.5

United States (US): 1.6 thousand

Germany (DE): 1,6 Tausend

China (CN): 1,590.5

India (IN): 1.6 हज़ार

Number to format: 1590000.5

United States (US): 1.6 million

Germany (DE): 1,6 Millionen

China (CN): 159万

India (IN): 16 लाख

Number to format: 1590000000.5

United States (US): 1.6 billion

Germany (DE): 1,6 Milliarden

China (CN): 16亿

India (IN): 1.6 अरब

Currency

If you want to show currencies, use the currency formatter. Most currencies have two decimal places, although some need three digits after the decimal point, such as the Tunisian dinar. The currency formatter takes this into account. Currency amounts are rounded down automatically.

Short format                   TND 150مليو

Standard format             TND 150,000,000.990

Long format                    TND 150 مليون

Short

Currency amounts that are greater than 1,000 and use the short format are abbreviated.

Number to format: 15000.99

United States (US): EUR 15.00K

Germany (DE): 15.000,99 EUR

China (CN): EUR 1.50万

India (IN): EUR 15.00 हज़ार

Number to format: 15000000.99

United States (US): EUR 15.00M

Germany (DE): 15,00 Mio. EUR

China (CN): EUR 1,500.00万

India (IN): EUR 1.50 क॰

Number to format: 15000000000.99

United States (US): EUR 15.00B

Germany (DE): 15,00 Mrd. EUR

China (CN): EUR 150.00亿

India (IN): EUR 15.00 अ॰

Standard

In general, use the standard format. Numbers using the standard format are displayed in full, including the decimal places.

Number to format: 15000000.99

United States (US): EUR 15,000,000.99

Germany (DE): 15.000.000,99 EUR

China (CN): EUR 15,000,000.99

India (IN): EUR 1,50,00,000.99

Long

Use the long format to show units as full text, such as thousand, million, and so on.

Number to format: 15000.99

United States (US): EUR 15.00 thousand

Germany (DE): 15,00 Tausend EUR

China (CN): EUR 1.50万

India (IN): EUR 15.00 हज़ा

Number to format: 15000000.99

United States (US): EUR 15.00 million

Germany (DE): 15,00 Millionen EUR

China (CN): EUR 1,500.00万

India (IN): EUR 1.50 करोड़

Number to format: 15000000000.99

United States (US): EUR 15.00 billion

Germany (DE): 15,00 Milliarden EUR

China (CN): EUR 150.00亿

India (IN): EUR 15.00 अरब

Percentage

If you want to show a percentage, use the percentage formatter.

Please note: Numbers formatted as a percentage are automatically multiplied by one hundred. This calculation is not shown in the following examples.

Short

Number to format: 246000%

United States (US): 246K%

Germany (DE): 246.000 %

China (CN): 246,000%

India (IN): 246 हज़ार%

Standard

Number to format: 246,000,000%

United States (US): 246,000%

Germany (DE): 246 Mio. %

China (CN): 2,460 लाख%

India (IN): 24,600万%

Long

Number to format: 246,000,000,000%

United States (US): 246B%

Germany (DE): 246 Mrd. %

China (CN): 2,460亿%

India (IN): 246 अ॰%

Guidelines

  • In general, use the standard format.
  • Follow the rules of the corresponding control to format the data appropriately. (For example, show 1.7M instead of 1,700,000 in the object list item.)
  • Use float numbers to prevent truncation of decimal places.
  • If you need to display amount fields without a value, leave them blank. Do not display a text as N/A.
  • Always use the correct format according to your language or locale setting to prevent confusion caused by incorrect formatting. (For example, “200,000” is interpreted as “two hundred thousand” in the United States, but “two hundred point zero” in Germany.)
  • If you need to display decimal numbers, use float and keep the number of digits after the decimal point to a minimum.
  • Use object numbers where possible, for example, to display amounts in forms and responsive tables.

Resources

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