When asking a native query of a view (lets say select * from Example View) the numeric figures are not displaying per the specifications I've set in the admin panel.
E.g. one field is called 'Commission Rate' - which is a percentage, that I have set with a 'Style' of Percent, and to min 3d.p. A given result has a full value of 17.50% in the view (i.e. a value of 0.175 in the database) and yet, the results of my 'select * from' return a value of 0.18.
Expanding the minimum number of decimal places in the native query formatting yields the correct result, but we are having issues with downstream reporting where the full value may not be persisted. Furthermore, I have specified this field to return as a percentage with min 3d.p. but it is being rounded. There seems to be no way to override what I assume is a very poor AI tool being used to format data in a certain way.
Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a setting I'm missing to override the AI? Is there a fix for this coming in later versions of Metabase?
Sol, most of the configs in Metabase are only applied to numbers in GUI questions, as Metabase doesn't know what will come from SQL questions. I suggest you use GUI questions as much as you can't to not get surprises in the number formatting
Can you reproduce the rounding issue with the sample dataset?
I have recreated the issue with the orders table in the sample dataset by altering the config in the 'Data Model' section to present a minimum of 4d.p. in the 'Total' column - see below showing 39.7181 in the regular view: