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[Decimal] casts a value to data type decimal. The following rules apply when performing this conversion.
- Integer values are cast to their decimal equivalent.
- String values that contain only a decimal or integer representation are cast to the decimal equivalent.
- Null values are cast to 0.

It is not possible to use this tag to cast values of types map or array.

  • Syntax
  • Parameters
[Decimal: 'Value']

[Variable: 'VariableName'=(Decimal: 'Value')]
Required Parameters
Value The value will be converted to a decimal and returned.

To cast an action parameter to type decimal:

Values retrieved from an HTML form or URL using [Action_Param] are always of data type string. It is necessary to cast these values to decimal if they will be used in a mathematical expression using symbols.

The following example adds the values for two [Action_Param] tags using the math symbol +.

[Output: (Decimal: (Action_Param: 'Price')) +
  (Decimal: (Action_Param: 'Shipping'))]
Tag Link [Decimal] Category Math
Type Substitution Data Source Any
Support Preferred Version 5.0
Output Type Decimal Security None
Implementation LCAPI Sets Lasso 8.5, Lasso 8.0, Lasso 7.0, Lasso 6.0, Lasso 5.0

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