Calculations and number-formatting

Weagree’s contract automation wizard permits automatic calculations of values and inserting the results into the contract text. Also, it is possible to force a number formatting (it reinforces consistency and permits exporting of entered or calculated data to external IT systems and into the CLM).


Such calculations operate with the calc-tag (calculation options and examples are below). The calc-tag must contain all variables as are necessary to calculate and produce the required result.

The variables may be Q&A-answers. Therefore, a calculation tag may contain global questions and local questions (which local questions may be used to reflect a value in the same contract clause).



  • Like in mathematical formulae, any round brackets ( ) used within the calculation tag determine the order of the calculation.
  • An edit question or choice question can be used without that answer being inserted in the contract. In such case, the answer will only be used in the calculation.
  • Using brackets to open and close the calculation part of the tag permits using decimals with a full stop.
  • It is possible to format the calculated value (see below).


Calculation tag structure:

[calc.<tag name>.(<calculation>)]


If formatting requirements apply to the calculation result:

[calc.<tag name>.(<calculation>).<formatting parameter>]


Examples of a simple calculation:

Sum ( + ):

[calc.Example A sum.(200+[edit.Amount 1]+[edit.Amount 2]+[gq.Value entered elsewhere])]

Example – Deduct ( – ):

[calc.Example A deduction.(200-[edit.Amount 1]-[edit.Amount 2]-[gq.Value entered elsewhere])]

Example – Divide ( / ):

[calc.Example A divide.(200/[edit.Amount X])]

Example – Multiply ( * ):

[calc.Example A multiply.(200*[edit.sum1])]

Example – Combine: sum and divide ( + and / ):

[calc.Example A sum and divide.((200+[edit.sum1]+[edit.sum2]+[gq.sumglobal])/2)]

Example – Combine a nested calculation and sum (calculation within a calculation and + ):

[calc.Calculate with existing value.(200+[calc.Example A divide])]


Possible other parameters in a calc-tag are:




[calc.Example A.(([edit.value1] +([edit.value2] * 3)/2))]


Reusing an existing calculation:

[calc.Example B.([calc.Example A]+2)]
[calc.Example C.([calc.const]+[calc.Example B])]

When inserting the tag (in the template creation tool), regardless of the applicable template language or culture, any decimals must be separated with a full stop ( . ):

[calc.Example D.([calc.Example A]+2.5)]


To force the user to enter a number whether as an integer or a numeral with decimals (and not a text string with hand-typed thousand-separators or spaces), the dialogue screen for editable questions permits enforcing certain data formatting.

The dropdown in the edit-question dialogues screen can be set to require an integer (natural number, containing no decimals) or a numeral with decimals. In such case, the value to be entered by an end-user may not contain thousand separators (or decimal, if applicable), prompting an error message during the questionnaire.


Contract automation with external integration option likely requires that the exported values (amounts and percentages) in the contract text have been entered in a plain number format. Also in Weagree’s contract lifecycle management solution, the CLM data are only searchable as a (numeral) value if they had been formatted correctly.

So, while the user must enter a numeral without thousand-separators, the contract text should present the numeral correctly: with thousand separators and with such number of decimals (two cents) as the amount or number may require. This is achieved with the calc-tag, which will contain the edit-tag followed by the formatting parameter.

The typical formatting tag applied to a user entered value will be:

[calc.Amount of the loan.([edit.Principal loan amount]).#,###.##]


The following number-formatting examples deliver the indicated results in the contract:


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