Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Formatting Numbers and Dates in RDLC Report

You can specify a format for numeric and date values by updating the Format property of its text box with a formatting string. For example, you can set a text box for a numeric field to display the number as currency. Reporting Services uses Microsoft .NET Framework formatting strings or you can create a custom formatting string for the Format property.

NoteNote:
To apply formatting to a text box, the text box must contain an expression, for example, =Fields!LineTotal.Value or =1000. If the text box is not an expression, that is, if the text in the text box does not begin with the equal (=) sign, then the text is interpreted as a string and formatting does not apply.

Formatting Numbers

The following table lists common .NET Framework number formatting strings.
Format string
Name
C or c Currency
D or d Decimal
E or e Scientific
F or f Fixed-point
G or g General
N or n Number
P or p Percentage
R or r Round-trip
X or x Hexadecimal
You can modify many of the format strings to include a precision specifier that defines the number of digits to the right of the decimal point. For example, a formatting string of D0 formats the number so that it has no digits after the decimal point. You can also use custom formatting strings, for example, #,###.

Formatting Dates

The following table lists common .NET Framework date formatting strings.
Format string
Name
d Short date
D Long date
t Short time
T Long time
f Full date/time (short time)
F Full date/time (long time)
g General date/time (short time)
G General date/time (long time)
M or m Month day
R or r RFC1123 pattern
Y or y Year month

You can also a use custom formatting strings; for example, dd/MM/yy. For more information about .NET Framework formatting strings, see Formatting Types.

Expression
Result
 =Globals!ExecutionTime
03-07-2012 17:16
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"dd MMMM yyyy")
07-Mar-12
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"dd/MM/yyyy")
13-03-2012
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"dd-MM-yyyy")
13-03-2012
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"MM-dd-yyyy")
03-13-2012
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"yyyy-MM-dd HH mm")
13-03-2012 19:11
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"yyyy-MM-dd HH mm tt")
2012-03-13 19:11 PM
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"yyyy-MM-dd hh mm tt")
13-03-2012 19:11
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"dddd, MMMM dd yyyy")
Tuesday, March 13 2012
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"ddd,MMM d yyyy")
Tue,Mar 13 2012
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"ddd, MMM d "'"yy")
Sun, Jan 8 '06
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"dddd, MMMM dd")
Sunday, January 08
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"M/yy")
01-Jun
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"d")
01-08-2006
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"D")
Sunday, January 08, 2006
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"f")
Sunday, January 08, 2006 11:53 PM
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"F")
Sunday, January 08, 2006 11:53:52 PM
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"g")
01-08-2006 23:53
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"G")
01-08-2006 23:53
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"m")
Jan-08
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"r")
Sun, 08 Jan 2006 23:53:52 GMT
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"s")
2006-01-08T23:53:52
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"t")
11:53 PM
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"T")
11:53:52 PM
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"u")
2006-01-08 23:53:52Z
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"U")
Monday, January 09, 2006 5:53:52 AM
 =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"y")
January, 2006


16 comments:

  1. Hi I am working on Reports using RDLC. I want to get a result of date format in MM/dd/yyyy. But i did not get it.

    Could you please help me on this..

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    1. Use the following expression
      =Format(Globals!ExecutionTime,"MM/dd/yyyy")

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  2. Hi, is there a way to print the plus sign, a mean FORMAT(152.558,0,'') and return +152.55 , i tried this but it didn´t work, only show when my decimal was in negative.

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  4. sorry i meant format(152.558,0,'< Precision,2:2 >< Integer >< Decimals >< 1000Character,, >');

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  5. i have same issue
    i have value like 7854.4545
    and i want only 7854.45
    for i do ROUND(7854.4545,0.01)

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    1. Hi,
      In format property apply the format as - "#,##0.00"

      It will make decimal field to round 2 decimal place only

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  6. Sir Give me any example of setrange and setfilter

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  7. Sir I want like this " 10th June, 2016 "

    What I Do..?

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  8. I wanted something like "mm/dd/yyyy hh:ss" but hh:ss in 24hr format

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    1. Read blog carefully. Solution is already provided

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  9. Hello,

    This is a really nice article, just one question: is there any way we can show date time in the same format to that of the system, if i change the format of system date time, same format would get updated in the report.
    Please suggest

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    1. It is default behavior of RDLC Report. If you doesn't apply any format on expression.

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  10. hiii sir year last two digit in use in rdlc

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  11. hello sir, can we make "#,##0.00" dynamically?

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