FieldFormat class

FieldFormat class

Provides typed access to field’s numeric, date and time, and general formatting. To learn more, visit the Working with Fields documentation article.


date_time_formatGets or sets a formatting that is applied to a date and time field result. Corresponds to the \@ switch.
general_formatsGets a collection of general formats that are applied to a numeric, text or any field result. Corresponds to the \* switches.
numeric_formatGets or sets a formatting that is applied to a numeric field result. Corresponds to the \# switch.


Shows how to format field results.

doc = aw.Document()
builder = aw.DocumentBuilder(doc)
# Use a document builder to insert a field that displays a result with no format applied.
field = builder.insert_field('= 2 + 3')
self.assertEqual('= 2 + 3', field.get_field_code())
self.assertEqual('5', field.result)
# We can apply a format to a field's result using the field's properties.
# Below are three types of formats that we can apply to a field's result.
# 1 -  Numeric format:
format = field.format
format.numeric_format = '$###.00'
self.assertEqual('= 2 + 3 \\# $###.00', field.get_field_code())
self.assertEqual('$  5.00', field.result)
# 2 -  Date/time format:
field = builder.insert_field('DATE')
format = field.format
format.date_time_format = 'dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy'
self.assertEqual('DATE \\@ "dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy"', field.get_field_code())
print(f"Today's date, in {format.date_time_format} format:\n\t{field.result}")
# 3 -  General format:
field = builder.insert_field('= 25 + 33')
format = field.format
for index, general_format in enumerate(format.general_formats):
    print(f'General format index {index}: {general_format}')
self.assertEqual('= 25 + 33 \\* roman \\* Upper', field.get_field_code())
self.assertEqual('LVIII', field.result)
self.assertEqual(2, format.general_formats.count)
self.assertEqual(aw.fields.GeneralFormat.LOWERCASE_ROMAN, format.general_formats[0])
# We can remove our formats to revert the field's result to its original form.
self.assertEqual(0, format.general_formats.count)
self.assertEqual('= 25 + 33  ', field.get_field_code())
self.assertEqual('58', field.result)
self.assertEqual(0, format.general_formats.count)

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