Currency in Table Symbol Display


I know this has kind of been covered before but I will ask the question in a slightly different context.

Hello all,
I have a set of calculations I am doing across a table (See imaged attached). Each column is in Yen. The final column displays the numbers in US dollars.
To get the USD column to DISPLAY the Symbol I need to make sure the calculation performed within the USD column is done on NUMBERS and not CURRENCY. To do this I need to keep the previous columns formatted to a NUMBER rather than a CURRENCY. This is not ideal but my current workaround.
Note I am doing my own calculation to convert from one currency to another so I am not looking for this type of functionality.

Is there any way to force or make each of the columns display the Symbol of choice (¥ or $) or is there any plan to change the functionality of this column type?


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Hey Sean,

You can use ToNumber() in your calculations. That sorts it out. I’ve come across this situation before.
[Column 1].ToNumber()+[Column 2].ToNumber()

So the columns can be any currency.
Hope this helps!


Hi Michael,

Yes, This almost worked.

Have you ever seen this before. I have two cells that do not think they contain a number.
I have traced the data trail for these cells and cannot explain why it does not recognize them.

Note they do not have the $ Symbol next to them but the number is calculated correctly.

Any ideas?




Hey Sean,

Sorry, just noticed your reply.

My guess is that Coda sees the comma in ‘458,265.6’ and assumes it’s a string! You might have to remove it, maybe for the whole column just to be safe.

Maybe with a new column and something like =Substitute(thisRow.[Total plus Buffer - Yen], “,” , “”)

Hope this helps or, better yet, that you have already solved this issue. :slight_smile: