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VBScript FormatNumber Function


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The FormatNumber function returns an expression formatted as a number.

Syntax

FormatNumber(Expression[,NumDigAfterDec[,
IncLeadingDig[,UseParForNegNum[,GroupDig]]]])

Parameter Description
expression Required. The expression to be formatted
NumDigAfterDec Optional. Indicates how many places to the right of the decimal are displayed. Default is -1 (the computer's regional settings are used)
IncLeadingDig Optional. Indicates whether or not a leading zero is displayed for fractional values:
  • -2 = TristateUseDefault - Use the computer's regional settings
  • -1 = TristateTrue - True
  • 0 = TristateFalse - False
UseParForNegNum Optional. Indicates whether or not to place negative values within parentheses:
  • -2 = TristateUseDefault - Use the computer's regional settings
  • -1 = TristateTrue - True
  • 0 = TristateFalse - False
GroupDig Optional. Indicates whether or not numbers are grouped using the group delimiter specified in the computer's regional settings:
  • -2 = TristateUseDefault - Use the computer's regional settings
  • -1 = TristateTrue - True
  • 0 = TristateFalse - False

Examples

Example 1

<%

response.write(FormatNumber(20000))

%>

The output of the code above will be:

20,000.00

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Example 2

Setting number of decimals:

<%

response.write(FormatNumber(20000,2) & "<br />")
response.write(FormatNumber(20000,5))

%>

The output of the code above will be:

20,000.00
20,000.00000

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Example 3

Fractional values with or without a leading zero:

<%

response.write(FormatNumber(.20,,0) & "<br />")
response.write(FormatNumber(.20,,-1))

%>

The output of the code above will be:

.20
0.20

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Example 4

Negative values inside parentheses or not:

<%

response.write(FormatNumber(-50,,,0) & "<br />")
response.write(FormatNumber(-50,,,-1))

%>

The output of the code above will be:

-50.00
(50.00)

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Example 5

Grouping numbers - or not:

<%

response.write(FormatNumber(1000000,,,,0) & "<br />")
response.write(FormatNumber(1000000,,,,-1))

%>

The output of the code above will be:

1000000.00
1,000,000.00

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