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Formatting Your Data

This section guides you to format your data. For example, you want to display your text in uppercase or lowercase and much more. Here formatting doesn't mean styling your content (font, size, color).
Here is a list of available modifiers/helpers. These modifiers/helpers are added along with the tokens(merge field).
Modifier/Helper
Description
Example
Uppercase
Convert all characters to uppercase
{{upper FieldName}}
Lowercase
Convert all characters to lowercase
{{lower FieldName}}
Capitalize
Capitalize the first letter
{{capitalize FieldName}} {{capitalize FieldName format="words"}}
Abbreviation
Convert text to abbreviation (First letter of each word in caps)
{{abbreviate FieldName "."}}
Pad
Appends or prepends a single character repeatedly to fill input to given width.
{{pad number 9}}
{{pad number 5 pad_with='*' style='suffix'}}
Concat
Appends text.
{{concat string1 string2}}
Format Date
Change the format of date, datetime
{{format_date _date format="DD-MM-YY"}} {{format_date _date format="DD-MMMM-YYYY" locale="fr"}} {{format_date _date format="DD-MMMM-YYYY" locale="en" offset="+3 years"}}
Format Number
Change the format of a number (thousands and decimals)
{{format_number number decimal_separator="."}} {{format_number number thousand_separator=","}} {{format_number number precision="2"}} {{format_number number thousand_separator="," decimal_separator="." precision="3"}}
Format Phone
Change the format of your phone number. It can also be used to format a number
{{format_phone landline "(%3) %3-%4"}}
Number to words
Converts the input number in to words.
{{number_to_words input}}
Number to Ordinal
Converts the input number to its ordinal form, in words.
{{number_to_ordinal input}}
Join
Joins the input array of strings with given separator (defaults to ,)
{{join items ", "}}
{{join FieldName ", " lookup="object.name"}}
Replace
Replaces the match string from input with given replace string
{{replace str1 str2}{{replace FieldName (regex "[0-9]" "g") "*"}}
Regex
Return a RegExp class instance with given pattern and flags
{{replace FieldName (regex "(0-9)" "g") "*"}}
Split
Splits input with given separator (defaults to ,)
{{#each (split Fieldname ", ")}} ... {{/each}}
Strip
Strips the input of given match characters (defaults to white space) from given position (left or right or both)
{{strip FieldName}}
{{strip FieldName "*" side="left"}}
Sort
Sorts input in the given order (asc , desc)
{{# list (sort FieldName lookup="price" order="asc")}} ... {{/list}}
{{#list (sort Fieldname order="asc")}} ... {{/list}}
Var
Can be used to store and retrieve the data within the template
{{var "FieldName" 500}}
{{var "FieldName"}}
Group by
Groups data by given lookup.
{{#each (group_by FieldName lookup="company")}}.....
{{/each}}
Url Encode
Replaces special characters inside a URL with encoded text.
{{url_encode URL is_url=true|false}}
Url Decode
Decodes encoded URLs into pre-encoded forms.
{{url_decode URL is_url=true|false}}
Rand
Returns a random value between the specified minimum and maximum values.
{{rand min max}}

Format Date/Time

Syntax: {{format_date token_name format="format" locale="language_code" offset="add/subtract time"}}
1
format
No
MM-DD-YYYY
2
language code
No
en
English(United States)
3
add/subtract time
No
Example
Input
Output
{{format_date _date format="DD-MM-YY"}}
2019-05-25
25-05-19
{{format_date _date format="MMMM DD YYYY" locale="fr"}}
2019-05-25
mai 25 2019
{{format_date _date format="MMMM DD YYYY" locale="en" offset="+1years"}}
2019-08-20
August 20 2020
{{format_date _date offset="+1years"}}
2019-08-20
08-20-2020
Example formats
Output
DD-MM-YY
21-11-18
Do-MM-YY
6th-08-21
ddd MMM DD HH:mm:ss
Wed Nov 21 14:08:25
MMMM DD YYYY HH:mm:ss
November 21 2018 14:08:25
MMMM DD YYYY
November 21 2018
MMM DD YYYY
Nov 21 2018
YYYY-MM-DD
2018-11-21
MM-DD-YYYY
01-22-2006
MM/DD/YYYY
01/22/2006
MM/DD/YY
01/22/06
DD-MM-YYYY
22-01-2006
DD/MM/YYYY
22/01/2006
DD/MM/YY
22/01/06
X
1542758400

Date/Time Format

Token
Output
Year
YYYY
2000, 2001, 2002 ... 2012, 2013
YY
00, 01, 02 ... 12, 13
Month
MMMM
January, February, March ...
MMM
Jan, Feb, Mar ...
MM
01, 02, 03 ... 11, 12
M
1, 2, 3 ... 11, 12
Day of Year
DDDD
001, 002, 003 ... 364, 365
DDD
1, 2, 3 ... 364, 365
Day of Month
DD
01, 02, 03 ... 30, 31
D
1, 2, 3 ... 30, 31
Do
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th ...... 30th, 31st
Day of Week
dddd
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday ...
ddd
Mon, Tue, Wed ...
d
1, 2, 3 ... 6, 7
Hour
HH
00, 01, 02 ... 23, 24
H
0, 1, 2 ... 23, 24
hh
01, 02, 03 ... 11, 12
h
1, 2, 3 ... 11, 12
AM / PM
A
AM, PM
a
am, pm
Minute
mm
00, 01, 02 ... 58, 59
m
0, 1, 2 ... 58, 59
Second
ss
00, 01, 02 ... 58, 59
s
0, 1, 2 ... 58, 59
Sub-second
SSS
000, 001, 002 ... 998, 999
SS
00, 01, 02 ... 98, 99
S
0, 1, 2 ... 8, 9
Timestamp
X
1381685817

Language

Language code
Language & Country
en-au
English (Australia)
en-ca
English (Canada)
en-ie
English (Ireland)
en-il
English (Israel)
en-nz
English (New Zealand)
en-gb
English (United Kingdom)
fr
French
fr-ca
French (Canada)
fr-ch
French (Switzerland)
de
German
de-at
German (Austria)
de-ch
German (Switzerland)
hu
Hungarian
pt
Portuguese

Add/Subtract Time - Manipulate a date and/or time by adding/subtracting time.

To adjust a date/time by a specific amount, you need to supply <+/-> <amount as a number> <unit> as the value for offset. Unit can be "years", "months", "weeks", "days", "hours", "minutes", or "seconds". Here are some examples:
  • +1hours
  • -3days
  • +5years+2months-3minutes
  • +8h
Example
Input
Output
{{format_date _date format="MMMM DD YYYY" locale="en" offset"+1years"}}
2019-08-20
August 20 2020
{{format_date _date format="MMMM DD, YYYY" offset="+6months"}}
2019-08-20
February 20, 2020
{{format_date _date offset="+1years"}}
2019-08-20
08-20-2020

Format Number

Syntax: {{format_number number thousand_separator="thousand_sep" decimal_separator="decimal_sep" precision="number_of_decimal_places"}}
Example
Input
Output
{{format_number price thousand_separator="." precision="0"}}
123456
123.456
{{format_number invoice_total thousand_separator="." decimal_separator-"," precision="3"}}
12345.12345
12.345,123
{{format_number number precision="2"}}
123456
123,456.00
{{format_number number decimal_separator=","}}
909.876
909,876

Abbreviation

Syntax: {{abbreviate FieldName suffix}}
The Suffix is not mandatory.
Example
Input(name)
Output
{{abbreviate name}}
John Doe
JD
{{abbreviate name "."}}
John Doe
J.D

Format Phone

Syntax: {{format_phone landline "format"}}
Example
Input
Output
{{format_phone landline "(%3) %3-%4"}}
9878072739
(987) 807-2739
{{format_phone landline "+1-%3-%3-%4"}}
9876543210
+1-987-654-3210
{{format_phone credit_card_number "%4-%4-%4-%4"}}
1234567890123456
1234-5678-9012-3456

Number to words

Format: {{number_to_words input ouput_format="in" suffix=" " decimal_suffix=" " language=" "}}
Example
Input
Output
{{number_to_words number}}
123456
one hundred and twenty-three thousand four hundred and fifty-six
{{capitalize (number_to_words amount suffix="dollars" decimal_suffix="cents")}}
800.658
Eight hundred dollars six hundred and fifty-eight cents
{{number_to_words currency output_format="in" suffix="rupees" decimal_suffix="paise"}}
9893.567
nine thousand eight hundred and ninety-three rupees five hundred and sixty-seven paise
{{number_to_words price output_format="in" suffix="rupees"}}
7000000
seventy lakh rupees
{{number_to words price suffix="dollars"}}
7000000
seven million dollars
{{number_to_words input language="fr"}}
8795
huit mille sept cent quatre-vingt-quinze
{{number_to_words price suffix="Dollars" decimal_suffix="Cents" language="de"}}
8790.345
achttausendsiebenhundertneunzig Dollars dreihundertfünfundvierzig Cents

Number to Ordinal

Format: {{number_to_ordinal Number}} Example
Input
Output
{{number_to_ordinal Number}}
800
eight hundreth
{{capitalize (number_to_ordinal number1)}}
582
Five hundred and eighty-second
{{number_to_ordinal number}}
789.325
seven hundred and eighty-ninth

Join

Syntax: {{join content separator lookup="lookup_key"}}
Example 1: {{join SampleName ","}}
Input(SampleName)
Output
John
Mary
Paul
John,Mary,Paul
Example 2: {{join employees lookup="Name.Firstname"}}
Input(employees.Name)
Output
Firstname Lastname
Peter Parker
Tony Stark
Steve Rogers
Peter,Tony,Steve

Replace

Syntax: {{replace input match_str replace_str}} ( Here the match_str can be either a text or regex)
Example
Input
Output
{{replace input to_replace replacer}}
Input to_replace replacer MaryRoss Ross Jane
MaryJane
{{replace input (regex "[a]" "g") "e"}}
Ragax
Regex

Regex

Syntax: {{regex pattern flags}} (No flags are set by default).
Example
Input
Output
{{replace content (regex "[a-z]" "g") "*"}}
MaryJane123
M***J***123
{{replace data (regex "[0-9]+" "g") "$"}}
1239HomeAlone42
*HomeAlone*

Strip

Syntax: {{strip input match_str side=side}}
Example
Input
Output
{{strip input}}
WallMart
WallMart
{{strip input "@" side="right"}}
@JohnDoe

Split

Syntax: {{split input separator}} (separator can either be text or Regex)
Example
Input(FieldName)
Output
{{#list (split FieldName ",")}}
  • {{this}}
{{/list}}
John,Doe,Cleveland
  • John
  • Doe
  • Cleveland
{{#list (split FieldName (regex "\d+" "g"))}}
  • {{this}}
{{/list}}
John12Doe34Cleveland
  • John
  • Doe
  • Cleveland

Sort

Syntax: {{sort content order=order lookup="lookup_key"}}
Example 1: {{#each (sort cost order="desc")}} {{this}} {{/each}}
Input
Output
750
150
500
150
500
750
Example 2: {{#each (sort items lookup="price" order="asc")}} {{name}} is available at {{price}} per {{unit}}. {{/each}}
Input
Output
Name Price Unit
Pen 20 5
Pencil 10 4
Book 25 3
Pencil is available at 10 per 4.
Pen is available at 20 per 5.
Book is available at 25 per 3.
Note : The helpers Split, Sort and Regex are Sub-Expression only helpers which can be used with loop helpers like each and list

Var Helper

Storing Data

Syntax: {{var "token" value}}
Example
Output
{{var "cost" 500}}
Here the token cost is assigned a value of 500.
{{var "price" 7599}}
Here the token price is assigned a value of 7599.
{{var "amount" MRP}}
Here the value in token MRP is assigned to the token amount.

Retrieving Data

Syntax: {{var "token"}}
Example
Output
{{var "cost"}}
500
{{var "price"}}
7599

Pad helper

Pad helper fills up the input to the desired width by adding a single character repeatedly either at the beginning or at the end.
Syntax: {{pad number output_width pad_with='character' style='prefix|suffix'}}
Example 1: {{pad number 7}}
Input
Output
123
0000123
Example 2: {{pad number 9 pad_with='#' style='suffix'}}
Input
Output
123456
123456###

Concat Helper

Syntax : {{concat string1 string2 ....}}
Example: {{insert_image (concat "https:" url) 300 300}}
Input: //raw.githubusercontent.com/tiholic/exif-orientation-examples/master/Portrait_0.jpg
Output:

Group By

Group by helper groups the data with the value of lookup key as grouping criteria.
Syntax: {{group_by FieldName lookup="lookup_key"}}
Key and items can be accessed from inside the iterator(#each or #list). Key contains value of "lookup_key" for the current record, items contain the records which are present under current group.
Example 1:
{{#each (group_by employees lookup="role.code")}} Number of employees in role {{key}}: {{items.length}} and they are {{join items ", " lookup="name.first"}} {{/each}}
Input: (JSON) { "employees": [ { "role":{ "code": "TL" }, "name": { "first": "Dave" } }, { "role": { "code": "TL" }, "name": { "first": "Chris" } }, { "role": { "code": "PM" }, "name": { "first": "Matt" } }, { "role": { "code": "TL" }, "name": { "first": "Emma" } }, { "role": { "code": "PM" }, "name": { "first": "Jenn" } } ] }
Output : Number of employees in role TL: 3 and they are Dave, Chris, Emma Number of employees in role PM: 2 and they are Matt, Jenn
In the above example,
  • "TL" and "PM" are the group keys.
  • items corresponding to the key "TL" are :
    • { "role": { "code": "TL" }, "name": { "first": "Emma" } }
    • { "role": { "code": "TL" }, "name": { "first": "Chris" } }
    • { "role":{ "code": "TL" }, "name": { "first": "Dave" } }
  • items corresponding to the key "PM" are:
    • { "role": { "code": "PM" }, "name": { "first": "Jenn" } }
    • { "role": { "code": "PM" }, "name": { "first": "Matt" } }
Example 2:
{{#each (group_by places)}} Number of branches in {{key}}: {{items.length}} {{/each}}
Input: (JSON)
{ "places": [ "New York", "Las Vegas", "Chicago", "New York", "Las Vegas", "New York" ] }
Output: Number of branches in New York: 3 Number of branches in Las Vegas: 2 Number of branches in Chicago: 1
In the above example,
  • "New York", "Las Vegas" and "Chicago" are the group keys.
  • Number of items corresponding to the key "New York" are 3.
  • Number of items corresponding to the key "Las Vegas" are 3.
  • Number of items corresponding to the key "Chicago" is 1.

URL encode

URL encode helper replaces special characters inside a URL with encoded text.
Syntax : {{url_encode URL is_url=true|false}}
Example1:
{{url_encode url is_url=true}}
Input : (JSON)
{ "url": "https://dummyimage.com/600x400/000/fff&text=hello world" }
Output: https://dummyimage.com/600x400/000/fff&text=hello%20world
Example2:
{{url_encode url is_url=false}}
Input : (JSON)
{ "url": "https://dummyimage.com/600x400/000/fff&text=hello world" }
Output: https%3A%2F%2Fdummyimage.com%2F600x400%2F000%2Ffff%26text%3Dhello%20world

URL decode

URL decode helper decodes encoded URLs into pre-encoded forms.
Syntax : {{url_decode URL is_url=true|false}}
Example1:
{{url_decode url is_url=true}}
Input : (JSON)
{ "url": "https://dummyimage.com/600x400/000/fff&text=hello%20world" }
Output: https://dummyimage.com/600x400/000/fff&text=hello world
Example2:
{{url_decode url is_url=false}}
Input : (JSON)
{ "url": "https%3A%2F%2Fdummyimage.com%2F600x400%2F000%2Ffff%26text%3Dhello%20world" }
Output: https://dummyimage.com/600x400/000/fff&text=hello world
Encoding or decoding a URL depends on the value of the parameter 'is_url'. If the value is true, only the query parameter part of the complete URL is encoded/decoded else, the whole of the URL is encoded/decoded. The Default value of is_url is set as false.

Rand

Rand helper will return a random value between the min and max values passed.
Syntax: {{rand min max}}
Example
Input
Output
{{rand min max}}
min: 2 max: 500
436.8931833744719
{{round (rand min max)}}
min: 2 max: 500
437
rand helper returns a float value between the min and max values. To get an integral value, we need to use the round helper in tandem with the rand helper.