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mkFormatDollarsWithCommas ( Amount )

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Michael Kupietz, Michael Kupietz Consulting
http://www.kupietz.com

Format a number as dollars, separated by commas and truncated to two decimal places. Uses recursion to avoid maximum limit on length of numbers to be formatted.

Sample Input:
mkFormatDollarsWithCommas ( 1234567898765432.1 )

mkFormatDollarsWithCommas ( -123 )
Sample Output:
$1,234,567,898,765,432.10


-$123.00


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

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Description:

This takes any string of digits, with any number of decimal places and an optional negative sign at the beginning, and returns them as a text string formatted dollar sign, commas every three decimal places before the decimal point, and two decimal places after the point.

The advantage of the recursive method used is that there is no maximum limit on the length of the number which is to be converted.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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There appears to be an error in the formula in the line: 'If(Digits<0;"-";"")&"$"& 9;

If you replace 'Digits' with 'Number' (the correct parameter), it works.

Tim Owen
tim@timowenconsulting.com

Tim Owen, Los Angeles, CA
December 03, 2009 4:07pm

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