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Is there a SQL Server equivalent to the format(X,Y) in MySQL?

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Is there an equivalent function in SQL Server to the format(X,Y) in MySQL?

I want to display a numeric value with its comma separators.

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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yes and no.
you can try to use the convert function:
select convert(money, yourfield) from yourtable

however, the convert function is far from the flexibility you are used to.
you should write your own format function, eventually based on the results of convert() function.
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by:inghfs
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Do you have a similar pre-written function which would be amended; I'm looking into formatting the field from 1000 to 1,000.

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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you can check out this code:
select replace(convert(varchar(10),convert(smallmoney, 1000),3), ".00", "")
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by:inghfs
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Sorry, I was just using 1000 to 1,000 as an example. How would I do this for an arbitrary number. Similar to doing FORMAT(field, '#,###,###,###') in MySQL
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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as said, with arbitrary format, this is not available.
my suggestion above should do your requested format
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by:inghfs
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Okay, Many Thanks
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