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FormatAsPrice ( input ; separator ; currency ; Leading_1 )

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Fabrice Nordmann, 1-more-thing
http://www.1-more-thing.com

text formatting

Sample Input:
FormatAsPrice ( ,3 ; "." ; "$" ; 1 )
FormatAsPrice ( ,329 ; "," ; " €" ; 0 )
Sample Output:
$0.30

-0.33 €


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

Description:

Format a number as a real life pricestamp, to display on your layouts.

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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Would love eto have this put in a thousands separator if the amount is > or = to 1000.
And two separators it the amount is >= 1 million.

Lisa Clark, Santa Cruz CA
July 08, 2014 10:12am

Can someone give an example that shows how to separate a number (example $1234) with the comma to denote thousands ($1,234)?
Thank you!

Ann Goggin, Portland ME
August 05, 2015 7:52am

If it's for display only, the inspector allows you to choose the thousands separator. (Data inspector)
If you want to do it by calculation to insert it in a text, it's a little bit more difficult.
A hack is to use the layout formatting (as explained above), name the field object and get it's content using GetLayoutObjectAttribute ( "objectName" ; "content" )

Better is the use of NumToJText function:
NumToJText ( yourNumberHere ; 1 ; 4 )

Fabrice Nordmann, Brussels
August 05, 2015 10:04am

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