The Currency data type is for inputting currency values with a specific currency symbol.

Currency data types have the same formatting options as Number data type but allow you to add and format currency symbols.

Currency data types are great for accounting, budgeting, and more. Also, you can add formulas in  Currency cells to compute currency data. For other uses, has custom data types for numbers, dates, or formulas you want to apply column-wide, check out our articles on those topics if your data matches those uses.


Configuration Options


Like other data types, Currency data types can have Strict enabled. Selecting the Strict checkbox for Currency cells will restrict users to input only numeric characters. Also, columns that have Strict enabled cannot have cells of different data types.

Currently, formulas are not allowed in Strict Currency cells. When there are existing formulas in a column, cell, or range of cells and you change to strict, those formulas will be converted to the output value. You can always revert by selecting Undo from the top left corner of the toolbar, or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Z (CMD + Z for Mac users).

Decimal places

Specify how many decimal places will be show. Like other spreadsheets, defaults to 2 and does not delete any numerals not shown and simply hides them.

Negative numbers

You can choose from three default formats for negative numbers, choosing to indicate the values by a sign, by parentheses, or by formatting the number with red text.


The Format dropdown at the bottom of the dialog allows you to customize which characters you use for formatting, like choosing a comma or period as the 1000 separator. This is helpful to format for different countries or style preferences.

Currency symbol

Also, you can adjust the formatting for different currency symbols for different countries. currently supports over 30 countries.

In addition to currency, has unique data types for other numerical values like NumbersDatesDuration, and more. Or, read on to learn more about the rest of's Data Types.