How do I format a number cell to Accounting in Excel using Powershell?

Posted on 2010-09-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a Powershell script that creates an Excel spreadsheet. I would like to format some of the cells with numbers to Accounting with 0 decimal places and no symbol. How do I do this? For example, how would I change the format to Accounting for the numbers in column 2 on rows 7-12 in my snippet code below?
$Excel = New-Object -Com Excel.Application

$Excel.visible = $False

$Excel.DisplayAlerts = $False

$Wkbk = $Excel.Workbooks.Add()

$Sheet = $Wkbk.Worksheets.Item(1)

$Sheet.Cells.Item(1,1) = "ID Admin"

$Sheet.Cells.Item(2,1) = "Outstanding Task Summary"

$Sheet.Cells.Item(3,1) = "Date: " + $Date

$Sheet.Cells.Item(7,2) = $disableuser_1days

$Sheet.Cells.Item(8,2) = $disableuser_2days

$Sheet.Cells.Item(9,2) = $disableuser_3days

$Sheet.Cells.Item(10,2) = $disableuser_4days

$Sheet.Cells.Item(11,2) = $disableuser_5days

$Sheet.Cells.Item(12,2) = $disableuser_gt5days

$Range = $Sheet.Range("A1:H1")

$Range.MergeCells = $true

$Range = $Sheet.Range("A2:H2")

$Range.MergeCells = $true

$Range = $Sheet.Range("A3:H3")

$Range.MergeCells = $true

$intRow = 7

	Do {

	$Sheet.Cells.Item($intRow,2).HorizontalAlignment = -4108

	$Sheet.Cells.Item($intRow,2).VerticalAlignment = -4160


	} Until ($intRow -gt 12)

$WorkBook = $Sheet.UsedRange




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Question by:reason4xistence
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Accepted Solution

Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
ID: 33744350
I suspect:
$Sheet.Range("B7:B12").NumberFormat = "_(* #,##0_);_(* (#,##0);_(* ""-""_);_(@_)"

Author Closing Comment

ID: 33744823
Wow! I am going to look up NumberFormat. That doesn't look like normal Powershell regular expressions. At any rate, it works perfectly. Thanks so much, rorya!

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