FORMAT( )

This MySQL function returns the given floating-point number with a comma inserted between every three digits and a period before the number of decimal places specified in the second argument.

Syntax

Below is the syntax for this command. Text within square brackets (i.e, [ and ] ) are optional. Choices are separated by bars (i.e, | ). Ellipses preceded by a comma indicates a repeating pattern. Ellipses before or after syntax are used to highlight a relevant except from the larger syntax. Text displayed in italic letters represent text that should be replaced with the specific names related to the database (e.g., column with the name of the column).

FORMAT(number, decimal)

Explanation

This function returns the given floating-point number with a comma inserted between every three digits and a period before the number of decimal places specified in the second argument.

Examples

SELECT FORMAT(1000.375, 2)
AS Amount;

+----------+
| Amount   |
+----------+
| 1,000.38 |
+----------+

Notice that the function rounded the number given to two decimal places.