I am trying to build an application, which will work on MS Access and SQL Server. I have some queries written by...
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someone using the Visual Basic "FORMAT" function. I didn't find anything that will be compatible with "Format" in SQL Server. "Cast/Convert" can't solve this issue.
Select Format(Amt, "###,##.##") as Amount from Table A Select "Balance: " & Format(Amt, "###,##.##") as Amount from Table AAny advice other than to change the current statements?
You are trying to do 2 diametrically opposite things. The format commands are for data display. SQL Server is a storage engine and does absolutely nothing with formatting nor does it have any capability to format for an application. Formatting is done in SQL Server at the application side and does not involve the database engine. There are no equivalents or translations for that kind of thing.
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