Number Column

When Glide recognizes a column as containing numbers, you will see the number symbol in the Data Editor and have access to specific formatting options.

Precision / decimal places

The first formatting option is the 'Precision' of the number which allows you to increase/decrease the number of decimal places.

The second option allows you to use a 1000 separator on large numbers.

Neither of these formatting options affects the data in your sheet. It is purely a display setting for the way your numbers appear in your app.

Adding units to your numbers

In the app below we're managing podcast episodes. Instead of manually writing a text column with 'Episode 1', 'Episode 2', 'Episode 3' etc... we can simply add a number column and add a unit before or after our number. In this case we ad 'Episode ' before our number.

Using the number column to format episode numbers for a podcast

Again - this does not affect the data in your sheet. It is purely a display setting for the way your numbers appear in your app.