Learn how to use the Excel FORMAT function (as it applies to numeric values) with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel FORMAT function takes a numeric expression and returns it as a formatted string.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel FORMAT function 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 Excel 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 Excel:
The FORMAT function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
The FORMAT function can only be used in VBA code in Microsoft Excel.
Let's look at some Excel FORMAT function examples and explore how to use the FORMAT function in Excel VBA code:
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'
Dim LValue As String LValue = Format(0.981, "Percent")
In this example, the variable called LValue would now contain the value of '98.10%'.