Changing the number format - 6.5

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As the number formats used across the world are not the same, you may need to change the format used in a column containing numbers.


  1. Select the column for which you want to change the number format.
  2. In the Functions panel, type Change Number Format and click the result to open the options for the associated function.
  3. In the Current separators list, select the number format used in the selected column. You can:
    • use a predefined separator
    • define it yourself with custom
    • let Talend Data Preparation automatically guess the format
  4. In the Target Format list, choose the number format you want to use in the selected column.
  5. Click Submit.

    You have the possibility to output the result of this function in a new column by selecting the Create new column check box.


The number format is changed in the selected column.