Cast to float transform function


The cast to float transform function is used to change the data type associated with a source field from string to float.

A float is a type of number which uses a floating point to represent a decimal or fractional value. They are typically used for very large or very small values where there are a lot of numbers after the point - for example: 5.3333 or 0.0001.

Adding a cast to float transform

Step 1 In your process flow, access settings for your map shape:

Step 2 Select the add transform button for the required mapping rule - for example:

Step 3 Click the add transform button:

Step 4 Click in the name field to access a list of all available transform functions, then select cast to float from the string category:

Step 5 Click the add field button:

Step 6 Click in source fields and select the source field to be used for this transform:

Step 7 Accept your changes (twice).

Step 8 Save the transform. You'll notice that the transform icon is updated to indicate that a transform function is present for the mapping row - for example:

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