Format Number in Microsoft Power Automate

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Introduction

As Microsoft comes up with new connectors in Power Automate frequently, one more useful action has been added which is going to simplify the number formatting while working with Power Automate.

In many scenarios, when we work with invoices where the amount required should be in the specific currency format, the format number action can be used highly while working with Power Automate which can easily format the amount of the invoice in the specific currency.

In this blog, we will see how it going to help us to format numbers or currency in the required format with the help of this action.

For instance, suppose I want to retrieve Dynamics 365 entity fields (numeric/currency) and perform further action like send an email, I want the currency should be formatted.

Before I start, first quickly see how we will get the currency value from the fields without using the number format action.

I have retrieved lead to show you the Annual revenue of the same. So, we will get the revenue as shown in the below screenshot:

Format Number in Microsoft Power Automate

As we can see in the above screenshot, if I want to use the currency, there is lots of work required to get the same in the required format.

So, now I will use the “Format Number” action to format this currency in my required format. Post List Records I am adding the Format Number action as shown below:

Format Number in Microsoft Power Automate

It will look like below:

Format Number in Microsoft Power Automate

You will have the options to choose as below:

Number: You can manually enter the number or select the field which you want to format.

Format: Select the required format from the provided list or you can enter your custom format as well.

Locale: This option can be used to format the currency based on the country. The default option is “en-us”.

Post running the flow, as shown in below screenshot, the Annual revenue has been formatted:

Format Number in Microsoft Power Automate

Similarly, we can format the number using the custom format as well as shown in the screenshot below:

Format Number in Microsoft Power Automate

Conclusion

Using the “Format Number” action we can format the numbers in the required format using Power Automate.

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