Splunk® Style Guide

Splunk Style Guide

The guidelines in the Splunk Style Guide establish best practices for writing technical documentation. Search docs.splunk.com to find documentation related to Splunk products.

Commas and decimals

When writing about numbers that appear in a Splunk product UI, duplicate them exactly as the UI displays. Otherwise, follow these guidelines.

Use standard American-style formatting for commas and decimal points in numbers. For information about commas as punctuation, see Comma.


When writing numerals that are 4 or more digits long, use commas to set off groups of 3 digits.

See the following examples:

  • 1,852,762
  • 2,000


When writing numerals with a decimal, use a period for the decimal point and include up to 2 decimal places. For an amount less than 1, use a leading 0 before the decimal point.

See the following examples:

  • 0.05
  • 3.14
Last modified on 11 January, 2024
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current

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