I have a table column TaxRate formatted as Decimal 7,5
When Gii creates the model it sets it a Number
Then in my view I use the asPercent( #, 2) and it displays perfectly, but when I try to save it errs. Do I have to switch from Number to String to make this work or am I missing something obvious?
Are you using a plugin for inputting this data? If so, what plugin?
Usually the data must be “parsed” right after the user pass it, so you can work in a standard format in the backend, further formatting can be done just before saving to DB or right after recovering from it.
I would recommend you always convert this kind of data, when passed by the user, to numbers. This way you can do computations on the backend without worrying its type.
Here is where the ActiveRecords come into play. If you setup the rules correctly, when you run the validate() method, it will help you a lot.
I simply was trying to use the formatter to make the entry ‘pretty’ -> %12.25 instead of 0.1225. It works to display, but then it seems I have to do a lot of extra coding to parse it before saving. I just wanted to know if this is normal? This also means that since it is now passing %… back the model needs to be switch from number to string.