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ABS formula

Hi,

anyone who can help on formula "ABS"? 

I need to get the absolute value of the line item, but Anaplan seems to round off the item.

Any notes on this? Thank you.

 

Below is the screenshot for sample:

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Re: ABS formula

Hi Sarah,

 

The issue is with the VALUE formula and not with the ABS formula

This occurs in Anaplan when the value formula is used on a string greater than 16 characters

 

Screenshots below taking example of Row 8 in your screenshot

 

16 chars screenshot

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17 chars screenshot

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I don't think there is any way to avoid this behavior..

 

Can you please elaborate on why this formula is required and maybe we can think of another way of achieving it

 

Regards,

Anirudh

Community Boss

Re: ABS formula

@sarah.esguerra 

Silly question

Could you try bringing in the contract number as a number? and then convert to text to join with the company code

Also, why do you need the ABS, that will only happen if the Company code is negative?

And do you need the Company code and contract number as a number rather than a text field?

 

Finally, it would be better to provide the join in the source file if possible - that prevents all of the above!

David