VB Syntax Format Currency

Hello Experts,
I have a syntax question regarding the following line of code.  What I want to do is format the "TotalGifts" field referenced on a subform as currency.  Could someone help me rewrite it so that it works? The result should be Total Gifts: $(amount)

"Total Gifts: " & Forms![Main]![SubForm1].Form!subfrmGiftTotals.Form.[TotalGifts]
Harry BattDirector of DevelopmentAsked:
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Pratima PharandeCommented:
Hows you current output

"Total Gifts: " & Forms![Main]![SubForm1].Form!subfrmGiftTotals.Form.[TotalGifts]

I think like

Total Gifts: amount

you want to change it ot

Total Gifts: $(amount)

then tri this

"Total Gifts: $(" & Forms![Main]![SubForm1].Form!subfrmGiftTotals.Form.[TotalGifts] & ")"
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Try this:

"Total Gifts: " & Format (Forms![Main]![SubForm1].Form!subfrmGiftTotals.Form.[TotalGifts], "Currency")


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Harry BattDirector of DevelopmentAuthor Commented:
Hi pratima

I did try that but don't want the "$" to appear if not necessary.  In another instance I used this format and I am looking for something similar.

"Payment Amount: " & Format(CCur(Me.PaymentAmount), "Currency")

Harry BattDirector of DevelopmentAuthor Commented:
Hi DatabaseMX,
You nailed it.
Thanks for your help,
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
You are welcome ...

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