How to Format Currency in an Access Query

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The Format function is a necessary tool when handling different types of numbers. The Format function can change numerical values to currency, dates, percentages and other formats. The Format function will format an expression into a string value. If coded properly, the Format function can add the two string values as if they were numerical. The output is still in the format of a string value, however.

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Step 1

Open the query.

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Step 2

Click the "Design View" icon. The query will open in design view.

Step 3

Click the first box in the "Field" row.

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Step 4

Type "format(ColumnName,"Currency")". ColumnName is the name of the column you want in the currency format.

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