Number field type

When do I use the number field type?

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Written by Jamiu Ozigi
Updated over a week ago

What is the Number field?

The Number field is a field type that holds numbers. For example, number value describing the total amount of items (like chairs, beverages) for a category. However, the number field is not suitable for holding especially arbitrarily large numbers (like account numbers).

In fact, Number fields appear in other forms like currency, money, and distance fields

Note: You can set the Number field to take in negative numbers.

Special Features and Characteristics of Number Field

The special features on the Number field type allow to customize them in different ways. These features include:

1. Set a decimal sign

2. A thousand separator

3. Choose the minimum and maximum values.

How to create a Number Field on a Board

To create a Number field:

  1. Click on the + symbol to the right of the last field header in the Table view.

  2. This pops up a form page, on which you click on Field type to select the Short text field.

  3. Input the name and description. Then choose any of the transform features or properties you like.

  4. Set the minimum and the maximum number of characters for the field.

  5. Mark any of the boxes (Required, Hide on Table, and Mark Field unique) to define special characters for the field.

  6. Then click on the submit button to append the field to the board.

When is a Number field required?

Your number fields should be used on a board where numbers will be referenced for computation and visualization. Typically this is used to keep values like the number of leads generated as a marketing company or product you have in stock as a small business.

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