Software Venture Consulting

FileMaker Pro downloads & Resources
FileMaker Custom Functions
FileMaker Web Viewer Examples
FileMaker Pro & Lasso Consulting
FileMaker Books
FileMaker Articles
FileMaker Error Reference

Free Web Tools
Free FileMaker Tools

Personal Pages

Shopping Cart
Shopping Cart


Free Newsletter


Privacy Policy

FileMaker is a registered trademark of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.


 FileMaker Pro Custom Functions

List  |  Show Random  |  Upload  |  Add This to Your Site

FormatAsPrice ( input ; separator ; currency ; Leading_1 )

Rate this function:  

  Average rating: 4.1  (27 votes)
  Discuss this Custom Function

Fabrice Nordmann, 1-more-thing

text formatting

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

-0.33 €

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


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

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


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

Make a comment about this Custom Function (please try to keep it brief & to the point). Anyone can post:

Your Name:
characters left. If you paste in more than 1500 characters, it will be truncated. Discuss the function - advertisements and other useless posts will be deleted.
Answer 3 + 4 =
Search for Custom Functions:

Custom Functions Widget
Download the Custom Function Dashboard Widget for OS X
Keep all the latest Custom Functions right at your fingertips!

Newest Custom Functions:

1. SortList ( theList )
  (Sat, Jun 23, 8:45am)
2. HexUUIDToNum_cf (_uuid)
  (Sat, Jun 16, 1:55pm)
3. httpResponseCode ( responseHeaders )
  (Tue, Jun 12, 10:40pm)
4. FindDuplicateCharacters ( string )
  (Fri, Jun 08, 5:01pm)
5. FieldRepetitionLast ( field ; maxRepetition )
  (Wed, Jun 06, 6:05pm)
6. CountModifiedRecords ( NameTimestampField ; StartTimestamp ; EndTimestamp )
  (Mon, May 28, 8:23am)
7. JSONArrayLength ( JSONArrayStr )
  (Fri, May 25, 7:46am)
8. interpolation (y1; y2; y3; x1; x2; x3; x1y1; x2y1; x1y2; x2y2; rnd)
  (Sat, May 19, 3:55am)

RSS Feed of Custom Functions