Decimal separator on numeric keypad matches region setting


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Business value

Business Central empowers users to work efficiently and save time when entering data in the web client. With support for different decimal separators on numeric keypads, a favorite among business accountants, currency amounts and other decimals can be typed quicker and more reliably.

Feature details

The 2021 release wave 2 adds support for the localization of the decimal and thousands separator key (typically a period or comma character) when entering numeric values in fields. Previously, on most non-US keyboards, using the "." or "," as a thousandths or decimal separator from the keyboard's numeric keypad didn't result in the correct separator in the Business Central web client. For example, a value of 123,456 got entered as 123.456.

With this release, this is no longer a problem: the decimal separator now matches that defined for your current region specified in the My Settings window in Business Central. Similar to working in Excel, the output of the decimal separator key is consistent across fields of any data type.

Enabling this feature ahead of time

This feature will be automatically enabled for all environments from Update 20.0, but administrators can enable it as early as Update 19.0. To enable features ahead of time, sign in to your online environment and open Feature Management.

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See also

Change Basic Settings (docs)