Configuring Numeric Display

You enter amounts in a particular format when you specify forecast and actual costs and benefits and approved budgets in financial summaries, or forecast and actual costs and benefits in financial data tables. Amounts are entered in whole dollars (the default), in thousands of dollars, or in thousands and hundreds, depending on the settings of the BUDGET_IN_WHOLE_DOLLARS and the BUDGET_IN_THOUSAND_SHOW_DECIMAL parameters in the server.conf configuration file. See Table 4-20. Entering amounts in financial summaries based on server.conf parameters.

Note: Even though these parameters in the server.conf configuration file are named in terms of dollars, the functionality applies to all currencies.

Table 4-20. Entering amounts in financial summaries based on server.conf parameters

Format of Amount Entry

Description

Value of  BUDGET_IN_WHOLE_DOLLARS

Value of BUDGET_IN_THOUSAND_SHOW_DECIMAL

Whole Dollars

Default configuration. Values are displayed in integers. For example, an entry of 123456 represents 123,456.

The BUDGET_IN_THOUSAND_SHOW_DECIMAL parameter is ignored.

If you enter a decimal value, it is saved as specified, but then displayed with rounding to the nearest integer. For example, an entry of 123456.5 is saved as 123456.5, but then displayed as 123457.

TRUE

not applicable

Thousands

Values are displayed in integers that represent thousands. For example, an entry of 123 represents 123,000.

You cannot enter a decimal value, therefore, the value saved and displayed are the same.

FALSE

FALSE

Thousands and Hundreds

Values are displayed in integers and a decimal, representing thousands and hundreds. For example, an entry of 123.456 represents 123,456.

Values are both saved and displayed as specified.

FALSE

TRUE