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Converting float to currency

Posted on 2002-03-18
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Is there a way to convert float to currency within a SQL query similar to the format function in VB where it adds a $ and puts commas in the correct places.

I have a table which has MASUM as a float and MASTRSUM as char(20).

I perform a query

INSERT INTO CT_SALES
 ( OpSegment, MAYear, MAQuarter, MAMonth, MASALES)
SELECT "dbo"."CustType"."Description" as OpSegment ,
DatePart(year,"dbo"."TimeInfo"."DATEVALUE") as MAYear ,
NULL,
NULL,
SUM("dbo"."orderinfo"."Extended_Price") As MASALES
FROM
"dbo"."orderinfo", "dbo"."CustInfo", "dbo"."CustType", "dbo"."TimeInfo"
WHERE ("dbo"."CustInfo"."MATYPE"="dbo"."CustType"."MATYPE") AND
("dbo"."CustInfo"."DCODE"="dbo"."orderinfo"."DCODE") AND
("dbo"."CustInfo"."CUSNR"="dbo"."orderinfo"."CUSNR") AND
("dbo"."orderinfo"."DDATE"="dbo"."TimeInfo"."DDATE")
GROUP BY "dbo"."CustType"."Description" ,
DatePart(year,"dbo"."TimeInfo"."DATEVALUE")

I would like in this query also add information in the MASTRSUM field which is in currency format. Currently I use a VB program to perform the FORMAT conversion.
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Question by:rian
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by:TheSpirit
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Take a look at convert in Books on line, this may provide the info you need, but I don't think it will start adding $ symbols in the output.
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by:Göran Andersson
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You could use:

cast(cast(MASUM as money) as varchar)

It doesn't add any currency symbol, though (at least not on my computer). It only rounds the value to two decimals...
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by:rian
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But there is still no way to add the comma's and the dollar sign to a money value.
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Göran Andersson earned 50 total points
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The commas can be handled by convert, but the dollar sign has to be added as a string:

'$'+convert(varchar,cast(Account as money),1)

I guess that MS-SQL has realised that there are other currencies out there... ;)
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