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    Putting a $ in front of field

    Asked by lmiller123 on January 13, 2015 at 09:04 PM

    I would like to put a $ in front of a field where the label is Estimated Loan Amount and a % sign after a field labeled interest rate. Is this possible? I want the label to be on top of the field and the character to be right next to the field.

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    Answered by jonathan on January 13, 2015 at 11:55 PM


    If you are not using the field for Calculation, you can insert character padding using the Input Mask property of the field.



    the output will be like this



    the limitation on the Input Mask property is, it will not work if you are using the field for calculations -- because the non-numeric char will interfere in the calculation.

    If you are using it for Calculation, do not use the Input Mask then.

    You can just pre-pad the calculation field instead with the character in the calculation formula.

    User guide: -How-to-Insert-Text-or-Mathematical-Calculation-into-a-field-using-a-Condition

    In the screenshot below, a text 'My SKU..." is padded into the calculation formula


    the padded text will not interfere in any of the calculation.


    Hope this help. Let us know if you need further assistance.