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## Format value to two decimal places without rounding

Hello all,

I want to format the below value to two decimal places without rounding it.

Example:

 ColumnA ColumnB Result 171.456 2.321 169.135 25.45856 10.5426 14.91596

For info, Column A, B, and result is of type String and this result datatype in my output to remain as String.

My expected output should be 169.13 and 14.91

I have tried with the two option below:

`String.format("%.2f", (Double.parseDouble(ColumnA) - Double.parseDouble(ColumnB)))`

`String.format("%.2f", (new BigDecimal(Var.var2).subtract(new BigDecimal(Var.var3)))) `

But it is rounding the value to: 169.14 and 14.92

Also, i want to know what is the difference between Big Decimal and Double? What should i use in my situation?

Best regards,

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Hi,

Regards,

Veeru Boppudi
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## Re: Format value to two decimal places without rounding

@asadasing,try with below way and let me know,if you are still facing issue.

row3.newColumn2==null | row3.newColumn2.equals("")?"0"row3.newColumn2.replace(",",".")).replace(" ","")

Manohar B
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Hi,

Regards,

Veeru Boppudi
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## Re: Format value to two decimal places without rounding

Hello Veeranjaneyulu,
Thank you for the solution. It works.
However, do you know the difference between bigdecimal and double?

How can you determine the usage of one of these?\

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## Re: Format value to two decimal places without rounding

@vboppudi

Tried your solution and encountering a blocking error.
https://community.talend.com/t5/Design-and-Development/Tmap-Error-NumberFormatException-For-input-st...

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## Re: Format value to two decimal places without rounding

@asadasing,try with below way and let me know,if you are still facing issue.

row3.newColumn2==null | row3.newColumn2.equals("")?"0"row3.newColumn2.replace(",",".")).replace(" ","")

Manohar B
Don't forget to give kudos/accept the solution when a replay is helpful.

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