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The [locale->format] method is used to display various values in the format of the given locale.

The method requires one parameter which is the decimal, integer, date value to be formatted.

Note: when formatting dates the method accepts up to 3 additional integer flags which specify different date/time formatting types.

  • Syntax
locale->format( decimal )
locale->format( integer )
locale->format( date_time )
locale->format( time )
locale->format (date, date_display_flag, time_display_flag, additional_display_flag )
  • Beginner

Format dates, times, decimals and integers for different locations

Use the [locale->format] method. This example shows how various elements are formatted for French Canada.


local( aLocale = locale_canadafrench,
     myDate = dateandtime(date),
     myTime = timeonly(date),
     myDecimal = 25.99,
     myInteger = 209545869)

#aLocale->format(date, 1, 1 )


2011-02-19 10 h 45 min 15 s heure normale de l’Est
209 545 869
19 février 2011 10 h 45 min 15 s heure normale de l’Est

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