# to_float()

Converts the string token to a float. This is a token function for the `WHERE` clause of a `LOAD` statement only. It cannot be used in a destination clause.

This function is necessary when you need to filter floating point values during loading, as all tokens are treated as strings.

## Syntax

`to_float( token )`

## Return value

`FLOAT`. The floating point value converted from integers.

## Example

If we have the following data in a CSV file of the different scores of test takers, and we want to load a record if their score is higher than 95.5:

name score

Tommy

94.3

Amy

95.9

Amy

93.1

``````LOAD f TO VERTEX Person
VALUES ($"name",$"score")
WHERE to_float(\$"score") > 95.5``````

After loading, only the second row in the provided data is loaded, as it is the only record where the score is greater than 95.