Math: Absolute value

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Use this action to calculate the absolute value of an input. The absolute value of a number is its distance from 0, in other words, but 3 and -3 have an absolute value of 3. To learn more, consider starting at the Absolute Value Wikipedia article.

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How to configure this action

When configuring this action, reference a Integer or decimal field in the Value field configuration. How do I reference a field?

For more advanced math, use Javascript with the Field: Field Formulas action.

Fields for this action

  • Value

    • The integer or decimal to perform the operation on.
    • For example, 300, -400, 30.3, -80.044
  • Output field prefix

    • To help keep output fields organized, choose an output field prefix to add to the beginning of each output field name as this action may output more than one field.

What will this output?

This action may generate multiple fields. To help keep output fields organized, the prefix above will be added to the beginning of each of the output field names, separated by two dashes. Each field will result as:{{output-field-prefix--output-field}}.

Output fields for this action

  • Result

    • The result of the operation. The output is a decimal type field.

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The results field is empty

Math actions require integer or decimal values. If you enter an incompatible value for the input, the output may be blank. For example, attempting to perform an operation on the value Marine Biologist will always return an empty field.

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