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Setting Decimal and Thousand Character in my App

Posted on 2001-06-19
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Hi folks,
i want to have only one output for numbers in my application. The Settings which are coming from the control panel for these characters should be ignored.

I can read it with GetLocaleInfo, but I can't set it with SetLocaleInfo. But when i format a number these changes have no effect. The number is displayed the same way.
Does anybody know how to change the current characters for the decimal and thousand character.

olka
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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Yes, simply "escape" the format:

FORMAT(100.4, " #0\,000") will produce this output:
100,400
independant of the regional settings. The backslash will make the , to be forced, and not interpreted using the regional settings

Cheers
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by:olka
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thank you,
but now i have the problem with great number
try:
format(23412956.67, "#\.##0\,00")  => output is 234.129,57

but i want 23.412.956,67
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by:andyclap
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It's a bit of a pain that you can't escape a decimal point and still get the format function to understand it as a d.p.
You're best off writing your own little routine to do this - having the added advantage of providing a single point to change if you need to extend it to do different formats.
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