Percentage field semantics – 1 or 100 for 100%

What should a user input into a Percentage field to state “100%”? Is there a defined semantics or is this something the creator of the fields has to configure by the amount of decimals and validation rules?

Answer

User input for a percentage field is to represent the percentage as a whole number.

  • .1 = .1%
  • 1 = 1%
  • 10 = 10%
  • 100 = 100%

Worth mentioning also that the value retrieved from the DB comes out in the same format, you need to convert by dividing by 100 yourself.

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