FormatCurrency function

Returns an expression formatted as a currency value by using the currency symbol defined in the system control panel.


FormatCurrency(Expression, [ NumDigitsAfterDecimal, [ IncludeLeadingDigit, [ UseParensForNegativeNumbers, [ GroupDigits ]]]])

The FormatCurrency function syntax has these parts:

Part Description
Expression Required. Expression to be formatted.
NumDigitsAfterDecimal Optional. Numeric value indicating how many places to the right of the decimal are displayed. Default value is -1, which indicates that the computer's regional settings are used.
IncludeLeadingDigit Optional. Tristate constant that indicates whether or not a leading zero is displayed for fractional values. See Settings section for values.
UseParensForNegativeNumbers Optional. Tristate constant that indicates whether or not to place negative values within parentheses. See Settings section for values.
GroupDigits Optional. Tristate constant that indicates whether or not numbers are grouped by using the group delimiter specified in the computer's regional settings. See Settings section for values.


The IncludeLeadingDigit, UseParensForNegativeNumbers, and GroupDigits arguments have the following settings:

Constant Value Description
vbTrue -1 True
vbFalse 0 False
vbUseDefault -2 Use the setting from the computer's regional settings.


When one or more optional arguments are omitted, the values for omitted arguments are provided by the computer's regional settings. The position of the currency symbol relative to the currency value is determined by the system's regional settings.


All settings information comes from the Regional Settings Currency tab, except leading zero which comes from the Number tab.

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