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tostring() Function


tostring( value )

Converts a value to Text. If an array is passed in, its values will be concatenated to form one string. To preserve the original array structure, use touniformstring.

See also: touniformstring()


Keyword Type Description


Any Type

Value to convert.



Usage considerations

Arguments after the first are ignored.

Values that hold a Number (Decimal) data type are displayed using 7 digits of precision, when cast to a string of plain text.

This function returns a null Text when passed a null value.

Usage considerations

Do not use apply with tostring; use touniformstring() instead.


tostring(17) returns "17"

tostring({1,2,3}) returns "1, 2, 3" (note that this is a single Text, not an Array of Text)

Feature compatibility

The table below lists this function's compatibility with various features in Appian.
Feature Compatibility Note
Portals Compatible
Offline Mobile Compatible
Custom Record Field Expressions Compatible
Process Reports Compatible
Process Events Compatible
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tostring() Function