Deciding between Automatic and Scientific Numeric Display Format

Updated Apr 23, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I want my numeric controls/indicators to be displayed in an exponential format. Both the automatic and scientific display format seem to achieve this. Which of the two should I choose for my application?


The scientific display format will display all numbers as exponential values starting from 0 while the automatic display format will only display an exponent for numbers greater than 999,999 otherwise it will opt for the default floating point format.

Additional Information

Unfortunately it is not possible to edit the behaviour of the automatic display format to set it to display smaller numbers in an exponential format, in these cases it is recommended that you use the scientific display format.


Not Helpful