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putting commas in numeric value for dollars

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I have a field i'm creating

cast (sum(tas.R12Value) as decimal (8,0)) as r12value

which is rounding the number for me fine.
1430022 however
I'm missing the commas ?
would like to see.
1,430,022

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fordraiders
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>cast (sum(tas.R12Value) as decimal (8,0)) as r12value
>I'm missing the commas ?
That's because numeric data types such as int, decimal, numeric, etc. only store the number and not any cosmetic formatting such as currency symbols and thousands-separating commas.

Do your formatting in the presentiation (i.e. reporting) layer, not in the data layer.

So ... explain for us where you would 'like to see' the commas.
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expressed in dollar amounts
12,000
1,000
13,248,765


etc...
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That wasn't my question.  Where would you like to see these commas?  In the database, on a report, in an ETL feed, on a boat, with a goat, ...
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dr suess...lol  

on asp.net c#  gridview
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this is what I have thus far.

e.Row.Cells[3].Text = String.Format("$ {0:C}", e.Row.Cells[3].Text);
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Ok.  In that case I recommend doing this in the formatting of the gridview.  Since I'm not an expert in either, I'll add those two zones to this question and step back so those experts can read your question and respond.
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May be this.
convert(varchar,convert(money,sum(tas.R12Value)),1) AS r12value

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sharath, perfect,...

Thanks !!
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by:fordraiders
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Thanks Sharath and
Jimbo, Thanx for the direction and help !!
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Thanks for the split, but I'm going to recommend against the approach sharath posted.   If you convert these numbers to varchar in your data layer, then they will be varchar's in the reporting layer, which means the only way it will be able to participate in math such as addition, subtraction, subtotals, etc. is by implicit conversion, and the characters may (will?) cause it to throw an error.

Better to format in the report.
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Jmbo, i tend to agree. Luckily this is just a one time view.
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