Understand Percent Field | Zoho Creator Help

Understand percent field

The percent field enables your users to enter a percentage input. It displays the % symbol and allows entering decimal values.

Character limits

  • The percent field can accept a number that contains a maximum of 19 digits. This is inclusive of the decimal point and the digits entered after it.
  • When your user enters a negative number, the negative sign is counted as a digit.

When to use this field?

You may add a percent field to your form when you want your users to enter a percentage input. Other types of fields that enable your users to enter numeric data are  number decimal , and  currency .

Experience while entering data

When a user accesses the percent field from a web browser: If your user enters anything other than an integer or decimal value in the precent field, for example, an input that contains text or special characters, form submission will fail and the user will be prompted as follows:

  1. The  Invalid entries found  message will appear in a pop-up window.

  2. Clicking  Okay  will close this pop-up and display an error message below that percent field.

When a user accesses the percent field from a phone/tablet, their data entry is restricted as they get to access just the number keyboard.

Features

With respect to the user experience of the percent field on a form, you can:
When your users access a percent field in  reports , you can enable them to view the following values:
  • Total  - the sum of the values stored in that percent field across all records displayed by that report.
  • Average  - the average of the values stored in that percent field across all records displayed by that report.
  • Min  - the smallest value that's stored in that percent field across all records displayed by that report.
  • Max  - the greatest value that's stored in that percent field across all records displayed by that report.

Example

  • Course management: Imagine that you conduct some online courses and are building an app to manage the course registrations. You may use the percent field to enable storing the pass-percentage for each of your courses.

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