2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 13, 2012 8:05 AM by sroering

    Web Reporter: Bytes measurement abbreviation

      I am unsure what the abbreviation at the end of "bytes" is for the Web Reporter reports. It will have a number, say 400M, or 5.5B, or sometimes nothing at the end. I am just want to confirm what the letters mean. Is "M" million bytes and "B" billion? I would think it would be M and G but I see M and B mostly.

       

      Web reporter version 5.2.0.04 build 1151.

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Web Reporter: Bytes measurement abbreviation
          bperez

          It seems like:

          B= Bytes

          M= Megabyte

          G=Gigabytes

           

          Regards

           

          Bernardo.

          • 2. Re: Web Reporter: Bytes measurement abbreviation
            sroering

            That's not quite correct.

             

            normal bytes will not have a label. eg. 12345 = 12345 bytes

            M = megabyte.

            B = "Billion" which is typically considered "Gigabytes". eg. 1.23B = 1,230,000,000 bytes

             

            The B has caused some confusion and I believe is going to be revised in a future release. I don't know the exact version (5.2.0.x) that the B was introduced but it was the result of trying to normalize number formatting across the application to achieve consistancy in how numbers were formatted.

             

            bperez wrote:

             

            It seems like:

            B= Bytes

            M= Megabyte

            G=Gigabytes

             

            Regards

             

            Bernardo.