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• round counter to two decimal points while using ".toLocaleString("de-GE")"

Posted by on January 3, 2023 at 9:25 am

I have a problem, which should have a simple solution, but I can’t seem to wrap my head around it.

I’ve built a counter, using the following expression:

beginVal =effect(“startVal,endVal”)(“point”)[0];

endVal = (effect(“startWert,endWert”)(“point”)[1]);

startT = effect(“startTime,endTime”)(“point”)[0];

endT = effect(“startTime,endTime”)(“point”)[1];

t = ease(time,startT,endT,beginVal,endVal).toLocaleString(“de-GE”);

The counter is supposed to separate thousands with a dot, but decimals with a comma, which is why I used the “toLocaleString”-method. The problem is, that the counter is spitting out three decimals while counting, but I only want it to use two decimals.

Does anybody have a solution?

Thanks,

Chris

• Christopher Hesse

January 3, 2023 at 1:13 pm

At last, I did solve it myself and I realized that there were some errors in the original code I posted here, since I translated the “control for points” effect from german to english. I used point controls to circumvent the slider problem of going higher than 1 million and also to keep the effect controls to a minimum.
Anyhow, here’s the final code:

beginVal = effect(“Point Control”)(“Point”)[0];
endVal = effect(“Point Control”)(“Point”)[1];
startT = effect(“Point Control 2“)(“Point”)[0];
endT = effect(“Point Control 2”)(“Point”)[1];
decs = effect(“Slider Control”)(“slider”);

t = ease(time,startT,endT,beginVal,endVal).toLocaleString(“de-DE” , {minimumFractionDigits: decs, maximumFractionDigits: decs});

the “de-DE” stands for german formatting of numbers, but you can change that to whatever formatting you need. I’ve appended a link to stackoverflow.com where the most common ones are listed.

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https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3191664/list-of-all-locales-and-their-short-codes

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