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Jervis_Koo
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Trying to get $ figure through velocity scripting... help?

Hey! 

We're currently using velocity script tokens for dynamic content on our emails and currently having some challenges with getting the script to show a dollar amount with the $ format. 

I was expecting the field lead.yearlyAmount to spit out the amount with the $ sign (field type is currency) but I guess that's not how it works so we've tried using the script below to no avail. The script doesn't seem to be parsing - any ideas?

#set($yearlyCurrency = $number.toNumber($lead.yearlyAmount))
$esc.dollar$number.format('#,###', $yearlyCurrency)

Any help would be appreciated!

Jervis

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SanfordWhiteman
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Re: Trying to get $ figure through velocity scripting... help?

First: you should never use Currency -- for anything -- despite the name. For round numbers, use Integer. For numbers with decimals, use scaled Integers (value * 100) and scale them back in Velocity or JS.

Also, please highlight code when posting using the syntax highlighter so it's readable. Highlight as Java as it's closest to VTL.

You don't need to convert to a Number (Double) separately, $number.format() does that conversion internally. Make sure you escape all your special Velocity symbols.

${number.format("${esc.d}${esc.h},${esc.h}${esc.h}${esc.h}", $lead.yearlyAmount)}

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SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Trying to get $ figure through velocity scripting... help?

First: you should never use Currency -- for anything -- despite the name. For round numbers, use Integer. For numbers with decimals, use scaled Integers (value * 100) and scale them back in Velocity or JS.

Also, please highlight code when posting using the syntax highlighter so it's readable. Highlight as Java as it's closest to VTL.

You don't need to convert to a Number (Double) separately, $number.format() does that conversion internally. Make sure you escape all your special Velocity symbols.

${number.format("${esc.d}${esc.h},${esc.h}${esc.h}${esc.h}", $lead.yearlyAmount)}

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Jervis_Koo
Level 1

Re: Trying to get $ figure through velocity scripting... help?

Worked perfectly! Was doing my head in for a good few weeks.Thank you Sanford Whiteman‌! 

*also edited to highlight code 

SanfordWhiteman
Level 10 - Community Moderator

Re: Trying to get $ figure through velocity scripting... help?

Thanks a lot for the highlighting, helps others remember.