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Display Patterns
A display pattern allows you to assign a format to numeric values, for example, to a computed expression used in a chart. Display patterns quantify numeric values, for example, a display pattern for currency may display as $#,###. The Windchill RV&S client automatically detects your locale displaying the relevant symbol, decimal, and grouping separator in the Display Pattern list in addition to other sample display patterns.
Key Considerations
For items, Windchill RV&S stores the integer field as an unformatted numeric value in the database. Query filters, rules, and trigger assignments display the unformatted, localized version of the numeric field value.
If the display pattern is invalid, an error message displays. If no display pattern is specified, the field displays the value in a localized form.
To specify a display pattern