I want to use a user field as some points/credits earned, as a float number or an integer.
but its type could be a string, but not a number.
could save numbers as string, but the column would not sort by the value correctly…
say, I have a user field defined as credits_earned as below, they will be sorted as text in a wrong order.
and want to sort it as numbers like this instead…
some workaround? or will log a feature request, thanks…
You can do that in a plugin. Are you not doing this on a plugin?
I’m planning a blog post about how to create a plugin that pulls a value from a remote api and sets group membership.
hey, Jay, thanks for the reply
I am using the webhook function and API to update the user field,
the issue is not about how to use the user filed with a plugin or other way.
the issue is, the user field data type is string, the value we need to save for each user is a float number.
now, could save the float number as a string in this user field added, but on the user page user list table, this column does not sort correctly, since it sorts as a string, not as a number…
as the example in my post above…
hope a user field could be a number type (int or float)
I see. That’s a feature request to have custom user fields be floats. Seems reasonable. Until then, you’d need a plugin to make such a custom user variable.