# as_number

The as_number Jinja filter will coerce Jinja-compiled output into a numeric value (integer or float), or return an error if it cannot be represented as a number.

### Usage​

In the example below, the as_number filter is used to coerce an environment variables into a numeric value to dynamically control the connection port.

profiles.yml
my_profile:  outputs:    dev:      type: postgres      port: "{{ env_var('PGPORT') | as_number }}"
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