The formats are limited to the data type – For example the data type below is integer so only number based formats are permitted – such as currency, decimal, percentage or time stamp.
Common Format Options
Link To URL
Allows you to pass the value of the returned data into a URL link. Use the hashes ## to indicate to Yellowfin where you want the column value to be placed in the URL itself. For example: Formatting on a column of IP addresses and the URL typed in is:http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=##
This essentially means that every IP address will be placed into it i.e.:http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=10.100.32.44
Org Reference Code
Converts the text in the cell to the value of an internal lookup table. E.g. AU to Australia
Displayed the data as it would have been returned from the database – no additional formatting applied.
Displays as plain text
Creates a hyperlink on the text that will open an email client and pre-populate the sent to address.
Creates a hyperlink on the text and will open web page on click. Assumes the text is a legitimate URL.
If your data contains ISO country codes you can display these as flags of the world instead of text.
Displays value as a date – multiple date options exist.
Displays value as a time field – multiple date options exist.
Displayed full date and time value
Date Part Formatter
Allows you display part of the date, e.g. Month Name, rather than the full date.
Displays value as a decimal – allows you to set the decimal places to be used.
Converts a percentage value less than or equal to 100 into a bar.
Additional Format Options
Depending on the format option you have chosen for the column above you will have a separate set of sub format options. Select the appropriate sub format option.
If you select ‘Other’ from the date sub format you will be able to build your own custom date format.
If you have a defined a numeric format you can set the number of decimal places to be defined. This can be used to define cents in a decimal place for $20.00 by adding in:
The prefix is used to include additional characters before the value that is returned from the data base. This can be used to define currency for $20.00 by adding in:
The suffix is used to include additional characters after the value that is returned from the data base. This can be used to define percentage for 30% by adding in:
The rounding format allows you to choose how a decimal value should be rounded.
Turns the defaulted thousand separator for your instance on or off. For example:
Semi Additive Fields
The additive type option should be set to Semi-Additive when there are fields upon which the metric is constrained by use (when business rules dictate how the column should be used in a report). When this is the case a new tab labelled Constraint is displayed to enable the user to select these constraints.
See Constraints & Semi Additive Fields for more information
This is used when adding the metric to a report it will automatically set the aggregation based on this default value. The options in the dropdown when the field type is a date are count, max and min. For all other field types the dropdown options are sum, average, count, max and min.
See Aggregation for more information.
When the field type is a metric you will be able to define a default colour to be applied in charts.
See Chart Formatting for more information on how to use Colour Sets.