A decimal number is a value consisting only of digits (0 to 9) and a decimal point. The number of display decimal places is configurable.

Note: In Architect, the decimal data type supports up to 28 total digits. Therefore, the minimum value allowed in a decimal is -9999999999999999999999999999 and the maximum value is +9999999999999999999999999999.

Add a decimal variable to a task sequence

In a task sequence, you can add a decimal variable to an Update Data data action. For example, 

  1. From the Toolbox, expand the Data category and drag an Update Data action to the desired location in the task.
  2. On the Update Data design form, in the Name field, add a meaningful name to describe the item.
  3. Click the Add update statement button and select Decimal.
  4. In the Variable Name field, type the label to identify the variable on tasks.
  5. In the Value To Assign field, do one of the following:
    • To set the value from literal mode, click the + or – buttons to select the desired value.
    • To set the value using an expression, click the expression button and do one of the following:
      • Add the expression inline.
      • Click the Edit Expression button to open the Edit Expression Editor and build your expression.
  6. To optionally add another variable, click the Add update statement button.