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datatable don't show the formatted value

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In ASP.NET 1.1 with C# I have a datatable.
one of the columns is Decimal.
I put in this cell a value which I collected
for example I got the value    26423874
I format this value to a string value and get the value  26,423,874.00
when I put this value in the datatable I get 26423874
Why is that?

part of the code:

DataTable dtableShow = new DataTable();
DataRow row = null;
decimal sumTotalBalanceDec = 0;
dtableShow ("totalBalance",typeof(Decimal));
row = dtableShow.NewRow();
object sumTotalBalance =  dtcollect.Compute("SUM(TotalBalance)",filter);
//  sumTotalBalance  = 26423874
sumTotalBalanceDec = Convert.ToDecimal(sumTotalBalance);
string titleImg = sumTotalBalanceDec.ToString("#,###0.00");
//  titleImg  = 26,423,874.00
row["totalBalance"] = titleImg;  //  = 26423874
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Question by:ANAT2403
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by:ANAT2403
ID: 26301933
sorry, I had a mistake in one line in the kod:
dtableShow ("totalBalance",typeof(Decimal));
should be
dtableShow .Columns.Add("totalBalance",typeof(Decimal));
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by:ANAT2403
ID: 26302474
No body answer my qusetion??????????
I am expecting some treatment .................
thankyou
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by:codingbeaver
ID: 26309231
Do you want to keep the format in DataTable?
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by:ANAT2403
ID: 26311533
Hi codingbeaver
(Sorry I was a bit pressed and I needed a solution quickly, but I managed.)
yes I do want to keep the format in datatable and then I want to use the compute.
I did something now that solved my problems but still I have qustion.
In order to see the format, I canceled  the type of the column from decimal, and I guess now it is string.
Now I can see the format cell but I can't use the compute because it is not a numeric cell so I used
for each....
Is it possible to use compute on a non numeric column?
Thankyou
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by:codingbeaver
ID: 26314205
I don't thnk so, and I am open for correction.

If I were you, I would like to keep the data type as numeric in database, because I could format it anyway I want in the future. But for string with format, take your case as example, 26,423,874.00, when you want to convert it to numeric, you will first have to remove the "," in the string, then you can parse it to a numeric value. Can I ask why you need to store the formatted string in your database instead of numeric?
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by:ANAT2403
ID: 26320908
Hi
I don't keep any of this inormation in my database
I get the information from an xml file
(by the way I am force to work with dot net 1.1)
I trasfer it to a collection in a first datatable
then I prepare a second formatted datatable that in the end I bind to a datagrid.
I wanted to summarize the values in the second datatable.
I already solved my problem by using the foreach command but I wanted to know
on what types I can use the compute function
thankyou
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That's good you got it solved.

I believe you have to have numeric data type to use compute, and I am open for correction.
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