Hello all. I'm having an issue with Numberformatter that I could use some assistance with. It looks like this:
I'm applying it to a Number object that was created from a deserialized java BigDecimal. In most cases, this is successful. So, 0.000024603877571 becomes 0.000025 and so on.
However, in some cases, my Number is in scientific notation like "0E-15". In this case, the NumberFormatter formats the number as -15.000000. Not helpful. Any ideas on what is going on and how I might could work around it?
Probably creating a function to transform the scientific notation will be a
fast solution, or sending the numbers withouh scientific notation as string.
Thanks for the quick response, Michael. I was about to simply change the sending of the numbers as a string when I decided to try one more thing. If I use toFixed() on my number first (before the NumberFormatter.format() function) it seems to fix the issue. So, for example, in my label function for a column of a datagrid that has Numbers that sometimes appear in scientific notation, I do something like this:
public function myNumberLabelFunction(item:Object, column:DataGridColumn):String
var myNumber:Number = item.number;
var myNumberString:String = myNumber.toFixed(20);
That (toFixed) appears to not mess up the regular numbers as well as the ones that have E notation. I don't know if anyone has any thoughts on the workaround. It seems to work find since my formatter is ultimately rounding to a precison of 6.