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Formatting Numbers

The FormatNumber() function returns a value formatted as a number and its general format is shown below.

FormatNumber(value [, trailing digits] [, leading digit] [, parentheses] [, group digits])

  • where value is any expression that produces a number;

  • where trailing digits is an integer giving the number of digits following the decimal point; the default is rounding to 2 digits;

  • where leading digit is True or False to indication whether a leading 0 is to appear before the decimal point for fractional values;

  • where parentheses is True or False to indicate whether negative numbers should be displayed inside parentheses;

  • where group digits is True or False to indicate whether numbers should be grouped between commas.

  • Formatting Dates and Times

    The FormatDateTime() function returns a string expression and representing a date/time value. Its general format is as follows:

    FormatDateTime(value [, DateFormat.format])

    where value is a time or date value and format is one of the following values: GeneralDate, LongDate, ShortDate, LongTime, or ShortTime.

    Format Output
    FormatDateTime(Now) 12/21/2006 5:49:47 AM
    FormatDateTime(Today) 12/21/2006
    FormatDateTime(TimeOfDay) 5:49:47 AM
    FormatDateTime(Now,DateFormat.LongDate) >Thursday, December 21, 2006
    FormatDateTime(Today,DateFormat.LongDate) Thursday, December 21, 2006
    FormatDateTime(Now,DateFormat.ShortDate) 12/21/2006
    FormatDateTime(Today,DateFormat.ShortDate) 12/21/2006
    FormatDateTime(Now,DateFormat.LongTime) 5:49:47 AM
    FormatDateTime(TimeOfDay,DateFormat.LongTime) 5:49:47 AM
    FormatDateTime(Now,DateFormat.ShortTime) 05:49
    FormatDateTime(TimeOfDay,DateFormat.ShortTime) 05:49

    Formatting Numbers

    A format string for numeric values can use one of the predefined string values and are shown in the following table.

    String Description
    General Number|G|g Displays number with no thousand separator.
    Currency|C|c Displays number with thousand separator, if appropriate; display two digits to the right of the decimal separator.
    Fixed|F|f Displays at least one digit to the left and two digits to the right of the decimal separator.
    Standard|N|n Displays number with thousand separator, at least one digit to the left and two digits to the right of the decimal separator.
    Percent Displays number multiplied by 100 with a percent sign (%) appended immediately to the right; always displays two digits to the right of the decimal separator.
    P|p Displays number with thousandths separator multiplied by 100 with a percent sign (%) appended to the right and separated by a single space; always displays two digits to the right of the decimal separator.

    Formatting Dates and Times

    A format string for date/time values can use one of the predefined string values and are shown in the following table.

    String Description
    Long Date|D Displays a date in long date format.
    Short Date|d Displays a date in short date format.
    Long Time|T Displays a date in long date format.
    Short Time|t Displays a date in short date format.
    F Displays the long date and long time.
    f Displays the long date and short time.
    g Displays the short date and short time.
    M|m Displays the month and the day of a date.
    Y|y Formats the date as the year and month

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