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The thousands separator defined replaces the digit grouping symbol of the operating system (regional settings).



Qlik Sense object using the ThousandSep variable (with thousands separator)

Example of a Qlik Sense object with a value using the thousands separator. The image shows a measure 'max(amount)', and the value of this measure is 47,873,578,754.00.

Qlik Sense apps interpret text fields that conform to this formatting as numbers. This formatting will be displayed in chart objects when a numerical field’s Number formatting property is set to Number.

ThousandSep is helpful when handling data sources received from multiple regional settings.

Information noteIf the ThousandSep variable is modified after objects have already been created and formatted in the application, the user will need to re-format each relevant field by de-selecting and then re-selecting the Number formatting property Number.

The following examples show possible uses of the ThousandSep system variable:

Set ThousandSep=','; //(for example, seven billion will be displayed as: 7,000,000,000)

Set ThousandSep=' '; //(for example, seven billion will be displayed as: 7 000 000 000)

These topics may help you work with this function:

Related topics
Topic Description
DecimalSep In instances of text field interpretation, the decimal separator settings, as provided by this function, must also be respected. For number formatting, DecimalSep will be used by Qlik Sense where necessary.

Regional settings

Unless otherwise specified, the examples in this topic use the following date format: MM/DD/YYYY. The date format is specified in the SET DateFormat statement in your data load script. The default date formatting may be different in your system, due to your regional settings and other factors. You can change the formats in the examples below to suit your requirements. Or you can change the formats in your load script to match these examples.

Default regional settings in apps are based on the regional system settings of the computer or server where Qlik Sense is installed. If the Qlik Sense server you are accessing is set to Sweden, the Data load editor will use Swedish regional settings for dates, time, and currency. These regional format settings are not related to the language displayed in the Qlik Sense user interface. Qlik Sense will be displayed in the same language as the browser you are using.

Example 1 - Default system variables

Example 2 - Changing system variable

Example 3 - Text interpretation

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