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Formatting numbers contained in SSRS charts

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Hi,

I want my SSRS chart object to display the sum of one of my data fields in its title. The chart title text is defined as the following expression:
="Days Spent per Category ("
& CStr(Sum(Fields!days_spent.Value)) & " days total)"

Unfortunately this is displayed as:
"Days Spent per Category (66.500000 days total)"
instead of:
"Days Spent per Category (66.5 days total)"

I am already using the SQL ROUND function in the dataset query to ensure days_spent is always rounded to one decimal place, so this is just a presentation issue. Can someone please advise how this number can always be made to present with just one decimal place in my chart legend?

Many thanks.
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planocz earned 750 total points
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try this
="Days Spent per Category ("
& Sum(Format(Fields!days_spent.Value, "##.#")) & " days total)"
 
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by:irb56
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Thanks for such a quick response. This is very helpful. When I copied and pasted your code into my report, the chart title displayed "Error" but I quickly worked out that the Format function needs to wrap the Sum function rather than be nested within it. The following expression works perfectly.

="Days Spent per Category ("
& CStr(Format(Sum(Fields!days_spent.Value),"##.#")) & " days total)"

I wouldn't have got to this anything like as quickly without your solution, so much appreciated.
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by:irb56
ID: 33586642
The solution is to use the Format function within the expression as per the expert solution but see my other comment for correction on structure of expression - Format needs to wrap the Sum function not be nested within it.
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by:planocz
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I did not have time to test the exact layout, but I knew you would get the idea :)
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