


9

Single digit or the zero digit if the input
is empty. When following the decimal radix, indicates the exact
number of digits as contained in the data value.

Display Pattern: zzz,zz9.999
Input
Value: 123456.1236 or 1234
Formatted Value: “123,456.124”
or “1,234.000”

z

Single digit or no output if the input is
the leading zero digit, or no output if the input is empty

Display Pattern: $zzz9
Input Value:
123
Formatted Value: “$123”

z

Single digit or a space if the input is
the leading zero digit, or a space if the input is empty

Display Pattern: $ZZZ9
Input Value:
123
Formatted Value: “$ 123”

s

Minus sign () if the number is negative
(when the number is positive, no symbol is required)

Display Pattern: $szzz9
Input Value:
123 or 123
Formatted Value: “$123” or “$123”

S

Minus sign () if the number is negative,
or a space if the number is positive

Display Pattern: $Szzz9
Input Value:
123 or 123
Formatted Value: “$ 123” or “$123”

E

Exponential symbol (E+3 means exponent value
is 3 and E2 means exponent value is 2).
The exponential symbol (E) may
be used after a 9, z, or Z digit only.

Display Pattern: 99.999E
Input Value:
12345 or 0.12345
Formatted Value: “12.345E+3” or “12.345E2”

$

Currency symbol, whichever one corresponds
to the object’s current Locale setting

Display Pattern: $zzz9
Input Value:
123
Formatted Value: “$123”

cr

Credit symbol (CR) if the number is negative
(when the number is positive, no symbol is required)

Display Pattern: cr$zzz9
Input Value:
123 or 123
Formatted Value: “$123” or “CR$123”

CR

Credit symbol (CR) if the number is negative,
or spaces if the number is positive

Display Pattern: CR$zzz9
Input Value:
123 or 123
Formatted Value: “ $123” or “CR$123”

db

Debit symbol (DB) if the number is negative
(when the number is positive, no symbol is required)

Display Pattern: db$zzz9
Input Value:
123 or 123
Formatted Value: “$123” or “DB$123”

DB

Debit symbol (DB) if the number is negative,
or spaces if the number is positive

Display Pattern: DB$zzz9
Input Value:
123 or 123
Formatted Value: “ $123” or “DB$123”

( )

Left and right parenthetic characters to
show a negative number. If the number is a positive number, the
parenthetic characters become spaces.
Note: The
left and right parenthetic characters may enclose an 8, 9, z, or
Z digit only.

Display Pattern: ($zzz9)
Input Value:
123 or 123
Formatted Value: “ $123 ” or “($123)”

.

Decimal radix, whichever one corresponds
to the object’s current Locale setting

Display Pattern: zzz9.99
Input Value:
123.45
Formatted Value for a German (Germany) locale: “123,45”

v

Implied decimal radix, whichever one corresponds
to the object’s current Locale setting (the decimal radix is stripped
out before the output is written)

Display Pattern: zzz9v99
Input Value:
123.45
Formatted Value: “12345”

,

Grouping character, whichever one corresponds
to the object’s current Locale setting

Display Pattern: z,zz9.99
Input Value:
1234.56
Formatted Value for a German (Germany) locale: “1.234,56”

%

Percentage symbol, whichever one corresponds
to the object’s current Locale setting

Display Pattern: z9.99%
Input Value:
0.123
Formatted Value: “12.30%”
