Subject RE: [IBO] Field Properties:Display Format
Author Kaputnik
I would simply flag the affected field as currency in the ColumnAttributes
Tab of the IB_Query...but check that your FieldProperties are empty for
displayFormat and EditMask as otherwise the columnattribute gets ignored!

Anyway, if you do not want to use the ColumnAttributes for whatever reason,
you will have to use the syntax of the FormatFloat or FormatmaskText
functions and not the format-strings syntax (the sysntax you used here) as
that will be ignored. Typical displayFormat-entries look like #00.00 or

Nick Josipovic
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gerhardus Geldenhuis [mailto:flooder@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 3:26 PM
> To:
> Subject: [IBO] Field Properties:Display Format
> Hi
> I can't seem to get my field to display a currency value(double precision)
> in the right format.
> I use %m for display format which I set up in the field
> properties tab when
> double clicking on ib_query.
> I have also edited the column attribs and checked the currency flag.
> It keeps displaying %d or %m or %8.2m no matter what I put in. Unless I
> understand format strings wrongly I dont know what else I should
> be doing to
> get the value to display R5.00 or $5.00 or any other currency.
> Groete
> Gerhardus
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