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Percentage automatically multiplies x100

Hello all,

 

I want to just place a percentage sign at the end of my data, but when I change from decimal number to percentage my data is multiplied by 100. So 3,4 = 340%. I don't want this, I just want 3,4% in my dataset. How can I change this?

Greetings,

 

0xygen.


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Registered: ‎11-29-2015

Re: Percentage automatically multiplies x100

Hi @0xygen27

 

A genuine percentage is actually a number between 0 and 1.

 

So what you understand as a percentage of 3,4 is actually 0,034  (3.4 is actually 0.034)

 

Why not divide your number by 100 and then format it as a percentage?

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Re: Percentage automatically multiplies x100

Hi @0xygen27,

Why so you divide 50 columns at once? Could you please share more details? 

If you format the columns as percentage, please click the column->Data Type->Format, select percentage like the context highlighted in red line.

 

 

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Best Regards,
Angelia

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Super Contributor
Posts: 1,411
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Re: Percentage automatically multiplies x100

Hi @0xygen27

 

A genuine percentage is actually a number between 0 and 1.

 

So what you understand as a percentage of 3,4 is actually 0,034  (3.4 is actually 0.034)

 

Why not divide your number by 100 and then format it as a percentage?

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Registered: ‎02-22-2017

Re: Percentage automatically multiplies x100

HI Phil_Seamark,

I totally forgot about the 0-1, thanks for your reply Smiley Happy

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Re: Percentage automatically multiplies x100

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@Phil_SeamarkIs there a way to divide 50 colums at once? 

Super Contributor
Posts: 1,548
Registered: ‎09-27-2016

Re: Percentage automatically multiplies x100

Hi @0xygen27,

Why so you divide 50 columns at once? Could you please share more details? 

If you format the columns as percentage, please click the column->Data Type->Format, select percentage like the context highlighted in red line.

 

 

1.PNG

 

Best Regards,
Angelia

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Registered: ‎11-29-2015

Re: Percentage automatically multiplies x100

What is your source?  Are you using SQL

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Re: Percentage automatically multiplies x100

I had a colum with percentages without the % mark, I just wanted to place a % mark behind it. It was a Opendata file, but it was just a testing file and I moved away from the file, because it wasn't good enough. Thanks for your help though Smiley Happy