Thursday, December 29, 2005

Format SQL Server Money Data Type

Sometimes you want to have your money fields properly formatted with commas like this: 13,243,543.57
You can use the CONVERT function and give a value between 0 and 2 to the style and the format will be displayed based on that

Below is an example

SELECT @v = 1322323.6666

SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR,@v,0) --1322323.67 Rounded but not formatted

SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR,@v,1) --1,322,323.67 Formatted with commas

SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR,@v,2) --1322323.6666 No formatting

If you have a decimal field it doesn't work with the convert function. The work around is to cast it to money

SELECT @v2 = 13243543.56565656

SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR,CONVERT(MONEY,@v2),1) --13,243,543.57 Formatted with commas

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