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String formatting of Universal Close Price over $1000

When we pull composite data for an instrument that has a price above $1000, we get a “Universal Close Price” of "\"1,000.0"\". Universal Close Price for other assets under $1000 are normal number values ("69.62" and "90.41").

Is this adjustable so that we can get the Universal Close Price value back as a simple number (i.e. 1000.00) instead of the formatted number string?

dss-rest-apidssdatascope-selectpricingjson
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@5c51420f-25d5-4998-b87c-84fcfa4c5225,

Could you please post the body of the request you are making, including the instrument that has a price > 1000$ ?

Are you using an on demand request, or a scheduled request ?

There is no request body. We have an instrument list setup in DSS along with a Composite report template it runs against at a scheduled time.

The specific instrument is CUSIP 023135106

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I was able to get feedback through another support stream and wanted to share the answer here.

For existing report templates, field format can be changed within Report Template as shown in below screenshot.


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@5c51420f-25d5-4998-b87c-84fcfa4c5225, thank you for sharing. I was working in parallel on an answer based on the API, which I just posted before seeing your response.

Your response helps as well as if I am pulling information through the API, I will need to make sure that the thousands separator is excluded there as well.

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@5c51420f-25d5-4998-b87c-84fcfa4c5225,

An On Demand extraction request does not give you the option to specify field formatting.

A scheduled request that uses a predefined template can have specific field formatting. Here is the body of a request to create a template with a user defined field format for the Universal Close Price:

{
  "@odata.type": "#ThomsonReuters.Dss.Api.Extractions.ReportTemplates.EndOfDayPricingReportTemplate",
  "ShowColumnHeaders": false,
  "Name": "myEodTemplateName",
  "Headers": [],
  "Trailers": [],
  "ContentFields": [
    { "FieldName": "Instrument ID" },
    {
      "FieldName": "Universal Close Price",
      "Format": {
        "@odata.type": "#ThomsonReuters.Dss.Api.Extractions.ReportTemplates.ContentFieldNumberFormat",
        "DecimalPlaces": 2,
        "DecimalSeparator": "Period",
        "IntegerPlaces": 10,
        "NegativeSignPosition": "Before",
        "ThousandSeparator": "None",
        "UseLeadingZero": false,
        "UseThousandSeparator": false,
        "UseTrailingZero": false
      }
    }
  ],
  "Condition": null
}

To get rid of the thousands separator you can specify:

"ThousandSeparator": "None",

and/or

"UseThousandSeparator": false,

Does this help ?

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Your response helps. We do pull some information through the API, and I will need to make sure that the thousands separator is excluded there as well.