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Adding a numeric custom field to a task with input as a percentage


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    Rashmi Likhite

    Can you explain a business case for such a requirement? What do you exactly mean by % input?

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    Eric Guillemin

    I've created a custom field called margin which requires Project Manager's Input when creating the WBS and budgeting the project. 

    A margin is usually calculated in % and I wish to be able to key in a figure in % such as 20% rather than 0.2.

    I created another custom field as a formula (Custom Field A)  that involves the input in the Margin custom field (for example {task.margin*10}). If Project Manger keys in 20 (as 20%) the output of Custom Field A will be 20*10 = 200 when it should be 0,2*10=2

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    Rashmi Likhite

    It is not possible for a custom field to accept only % values.

    What you can do is, in the formula field, divide the result by 100 to get the % value. i.e your formula will look like ${(task.margin*10)/100})

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    Eric Guillemin

    This is currently how i solved my issue. However I would rather configure the general settings of Celoxis in a proper way.
    Should this become a feature request ? 

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    Rashmi Likhite

    You can post your request in our "Feature Requests" forum. If many users vote for the same, our engineering team might add it to our future releases.
    To post your idea, click here : http://bit.ly/xIfPMP

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