Ms Access Format Number in this tutorial will discuss the format number that can be used for fixing the number, set and determine the value type. The syntax for Format function is:
Format ( expression, [ format ] )
Expression: the (numeric) value that going to be changed.
[format]: what the value will be turned into. Despite it is the main function, it is actually optional parameter. It has several values:
|General Number||Displays a number without thousand separators. It is the default value if the [format] parameter is omitted.|
|Currency||Displays thousand separators as well as two decimal places.|
|Fixed||Displays at least one digit to the left of the decimal place and two digits to the right of the decimal place.|
|Standard||Displays the thousand separators, at least one digit to the left of the decimal place, and two digits to the right of the decimal place.|
|Percent||Displays a percent value – that is, a number multiplied by 100 with a percent sign. Displays two digits to the right of the decimal place.|
|Yes/No||Displays No if the number is 0. Displays Yes if the number is not 0.|
|True/False||Displays False if the number is 0. Displays True if the number is not 0.|
|On/Off||Displays Off if the number is 0. Displays On is the number is not 0.|
Note: these are the provided format from Access. There are still other [format]’s value and you can even define your own.
Example (based on format list):
- Format ($1,200.00, “General Number”)
- Format (1,200, “Currency”)
- Format (1200, “Fixed”)
- Format (1200, “Standard”)
- Format (.5, “Percent”)
- Format (40, “Scientific”)
- Format (40, ” Yes/No”)
- Format (1, “True/False”)
- Format (0, “On/Off”)
Example in VBA:
There is not much difference in the VBA code, except you need to add the syntax in the first line as the argument for the return code, mainly for Data Type.
Example in query:
In the sample query above, we a testing field which convert the quantity in general format into currency.
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