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number_format

(PHP 3, PHP 4 )

number_format -- Format a number with grouped thousands

Description

string number_format ( float number [, int decimals])

string number_format ( float number, int decimals, string dec_point, string thousands_sep)

number_format() returns a formatted version of number. This function accepts either one, two or four parameters (not three):

If only one parameter is given, number will be formatted without decimals, but with a comma (",") between every group of thousands.

If two parameters are given, number will be formatted with decimals decimals with a dot (".") in front, and a comma (",") between every group of thousands.

If all four parameters are given, number will be formatted with decimals decimals, dec_point instead of a dot (".") before the decimals and thousands_sep instead of a comma (",") between every group of thousands.

Only the first character of thousands_sep is used. For example, if you use foo as thousands_sep on the number 1000, number_format() will return 1f000.

Example 1. number_format() Example

For instance, French notation usually use two decimals, comma (',') as decimal separator, and space (' ') as thousand separator. This is achieved with this line :

<?php

$number = 1234.56;

// english notation (default)
$english_format_number = number_format($number);
// 1,234

// French notation
$nombre_format_francais = number_format($number, 2, ',', ' ');
// 1 234,56

$number = 1234.5678;

// english notation without thousands seperator
$english_format_number = number_format($number, 2, '.', '');
// 1234.57

 ?>

See also: sprintf(), printf() and sscanf().

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