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How to add commas into a number and make the final result a string?

maximusdm
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hi there, I need to add decimal comma separation for a long number such as 2546788 that is, 2,546,788
Then I need to concatenate a string such as " JAN" + "2,546,788" in the final results. Here is my code.
I just need to add the commas:

source=*DT* index=freewheel sourcetype=delta   earliest=-1mon@mon latest=@mon    
| convert rmcomma("duration")         
| eval previous_month = strftime(relative_time(now(), "-1mon"), "%b")       
| eventstats sum("duration") as Ads 
| fieldformat amount= "$" + tostring(Ads, "commas") <=== this is not working
| eval results = previous_month + ": " + Ads 
| table results amount

Thank you

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somesoni2
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You are using command fieldformat, which just updates the display format of the value but not the underlying value. You should use EVAL instead.

source=DT index=freewheel sourcetype=delta earliest=-1mon@mon latest=@mon 
| convert rmcomma("duration") 
| eval previous_month = strftime(relative_time(now(), "-1mon"), "%b") 
| eventstats sum("duration") as Ads 
| eval amount= "$" + tostring(Ads, "commas")     | eval results = previous_month + ": " + Ads 
| table results amount

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

You are using command fieldformat, which just updates the display format of the value but not the underlying value. You should use EVAL instead.

source=DT index=freewheel sourcetype=delta earliest=-1mon@mon latest=@mon 
| convert rmcomma("duration") 
| eval previous_month = strftime(relative_time(now(), "-1mon"), "%b") 
| eventstats sum("duration") as Ads 
| eval amount= "$" + tostring(Ads, "commas")     | eval results = previous_month + ": " + Ads 
| table results amount

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nick405060
Motivator

eval amount= "$" + tostring(amount, "commas")

ty

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maximusdm
Communicator

oh crap and I thought I had tried that...guess not. Thanks bud

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