Return cells containing numbers as text string
how can I keep the number formatting of a cell in a formula? If I want to combine text and number, it reverts the number format to the blank number without decimals and thousands separator.
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Hi @Philipp Zünd
Hope you are fine, i think you can't keep the currency format for your number when you join text with number in same cell.
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@Bassam.M Khalil thanks  but obviously I'm interested to get a solution instead.
the question is if I can somehow convert numbers including their format (with separators and decimals) into text so the sentence says "list price per pc. € 4,210.00" instead of "list price per pc. € 4210".

Hi @Philipp Zünd
Sorry but you can't do that in smartsheet now as i know.
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Try adding +"" at the end of the formula.
Did that work?
I hope that helps!
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Thank you @Andrée Starå  I thought I will never get an answer for my problem. But unfortunately it still doesn't work. I guess you are trying to "fool" the system thinking that it's a text string instead of a number?

Strange!
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I'd be happy to take a quick look.
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Hi Philip,
I have this (complicated and long) formula:
= "$" + IF(IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, LEN([Number Column]@row), LEN([Number Column]@row)  (LEN([Number Column]@row)  (FIND(".", [Number Column]@row)  1))) > 6, IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, LEFT([Number Column]@row, LEN([Number Column]@row)  6), LEFT([Number Column]@row, LEN([Number Column]@row)  6  IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, 0, LEN([Number Column]@row)  FIND(".", [Number Column]@row))  1)) + ",", "") + IF(IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, LEN([Number Column]@row), LEN([Number Column]@row)  (LEN([Number Column]@row)  (FIND(".", [Number Column]@row)  1))) > 3, IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, RIGHT(LEFT([Number Column]@row, LEN([Number Column]@row)  3), 3), RIGHT(LEFT([Number Column]@row, LEN([Number Column]@row)  3  IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, 0, LEN([Number Column]@row)  FIND(".", [Number Column]@row))  1), 3)) + ",", "") + IF(IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, LEN([Number Column]@row), LEN([Number Column]@row)  (LEN([Number Column]@row)  (FIND(".", [Number Column]@row)  1))) > 0, IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, RIGHT(LEFT([Number Column]@row, LEN([Number Column]@row)), 3), RIGHT(LEFT([Number Column]@row, LEN([Number Column]@row)  IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, 0, LEN([Number Column]@row)  FIND(".", [Number Column]@row))  1), 3)), "") + "." + IF(LEN(RIGHT([Number Column]@row, IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, 0, LEN([Number Column]@row)  FIND(".", [Number Column]@row)))) = 0, "00", IF(LEN(RIGHT([Number Column]@row, IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, 0, LEN([Number Column]@row)  FIND(".", [Number Column]@row)))) = 1, RIGHT([Number Column]@row, IF(FIND(".", [Number Column]@row) = 0, 0, LEN([Number Column]@row)  FIND(".", [Number Column]@row))) + "0", (RIGHT(ROUND([Number Column]@row, 2), 2))))
There might be a way to simplify it that I haven't had the time to look at. I think you would have to add to it if you are working with numbers of more than 999,999.99, but for my purposes it was sufficient.

Not sure if this is any cleaner but I just did it for the challenge
For the list price I cheated and added a third decimal to force it to pull the decimals then format it so show only two
Step one pull the text
Step two add the first thousands separator
Step three add the second separator
Nested
="$" + IF(LEN(IF(LEN(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1)) > 6, LEFT(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1), LEN(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1))  6) + "," + RIGHT(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1), 6))) > 10, LEFT(IF(LEN(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1)) > 6, LEFT(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1), LEN(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1))  6) + "," + RIGHT(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1), 6)), LEN(IF(LEN(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1)) > 6, LEFT(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1), LEN(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1))  6) + "," + RIGHT(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1), 6)))  10) + "," + RIGHT(IF(LEN(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1)) > 6, LEFT(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1), LEN(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1))  6) + "," + RIGHT(LEFT([List Price]@row, LEN([List Price]@row)  1), 6)), 10))

Incredible how after years of people coming up with workarounds to this incredibly simple problem, Smartsheet still hasn't just given us the option to maintain number formatting when referencing or concatenating cells.
Bananas.
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