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Allow lowercase “e” as scientific notation symbol instance-wide.


[Miscellaneous]    ScientificNotation=n

n is either 1 (true) or 0 (false). The default value is 1.


When ScientificNotation is enabled (n = 1), InterSystems IRIS® data platform uses the lowercase “e” as scientific notation symbol instance-wide.

Changing This Parameter

On the Compatibility page of the Management Portal (System Administration > Configuration > Additional Settings > Compatibility), in the ScientificNotation row, click Edit. Select ScientificNotation to enable this setting.

Instead of using the Management Portal, you can change ScientificNotation in the Config.Miscellanous class (as described in the class reference) or by editing the CPF in a text editor (as described in the Editing the Active CPF section of the “Introduction to the Configuration Parameter File” chapter in this book).

To change this parameter for a single process only (as opposed to instance-wide), use the ScientificNotation() method of the %SYSTEM.Process class. See the class reference for details.