This MSAccess tutorial explains how to use the Access Format function (as it applies to numeric values) with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Access Format function takes a numeric expression and returns it as a formatted string.
The syntax for the Format function in MS Access is:
Format ( expression, [ format ] )
expression is the value to format.
format is optional. It is the format to apply to the expression. You can either define your own format or use one of the named formats that Access has predefined such as:
|General Number||Displays a number without thousand separators.|
|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 True if the number is 0. Displays False if the number is not 0.|
|On/Off||Displays Off if the number is 0. Displays On is the number is not 0.|
The Format function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Access:
Let's look at how to use the Format function with numbers in MS Access:
Format (210.6, "#,##0.00") Result: '210.60' Format (210.6, "Standard") Result: '210.60' Format (0.981, "Percent") Result: '98.10%' Format (1267.5, "Currency") Result: '$1,267.50'
The Format function can be used in VBA code in Microsoft Access.
Dim LValue As String LValue = Format (0.981, "Percent")
In this example, the variable called LValue would now contain the value of '98.10%'.
You can also use the Format function in a query in Microsoft Access.
In this query, we have used the Format function as follows:
This query will return the UnitPrice field formatted as a currency value. Since no label was provided, the results will be displayed in a column called Expr1. You can replace Expr1 with a column name that is more meaningful.
The results would now be displayed in a column called FormattedValue.
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