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When I'm working in JMP, I spend a non-negligible fraction of my time changing the column formats to keep my data legible. I am aware of the Standardize Attributes function, but even that is tedious for the number of times I find myself doing it.
Is there a way to change the defaults so that all new columns default to, for example "Fixed Dec" with 2 decimal points, instead of "Best" ?
I searched, but did not find a preference for the setting of a default format in a JMP data table. I think you should add it to the JMP Wish List.
Below is a simple script that will set all continuous columns to a given format. You could either run this as a separate formula, or add it as a new option on the pull down menus or as an addin. You could then run it on any new data table you desire.
Names Default To Here( 1 );
dt = Current Data Table();
colList = dt << get column names( string, continuous );
For( i = 1, i <= N Items( colList ), i++,
Column( dt, colList[i] ) << format( "Fixed Dec", 7, 2 )