XSLT Template: Formatting currency amount in English and French Format Options

codeling Posts: 1089 Points: 4569
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:41:05 AM

The following XSLT template shows how to format to currency amount in and English and French format.

Note that the third argument in format-number() refers to the name of the <xsl:decimal-format> element:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
  <xsl:output indent="yes" />
  <xsl:decimal-format name="french" decimal-separator="," grouping-separator="&#160;"/>

  <xsl:template name="FormatAmount">
    <xsl:param name="amount"/>
    <xsl:param name="language"/>
    <xsl:param name="show-dollar-sign">false</xsl:param>
    <xsl:variable name="dollar-sign">
      <xsl:if test="$show-dollar-sign = 'true' ">$</xsl:if>
      <xsl:when test="$language = 'english' ">
        <xsl:value-of select="concat($dollar-sign, format-number($amount, '#,##0.00'))"/>
      <xsl:when test="$language = 'french' ">
        <xsl:value-of select="concat(format-number($amount, '#&#160;##0,00', 'french'), ' ', $dollar-sign)"/>


codeling Posts: 1089 Points: 4569
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:46:26 AM

The <xsl:decimal-format> element defines the characters and symbols to be used when converting numbers into strings, with the format-number() function.

All countries do not use the same characters for separating the decimal part from the integer part, and for grouping digits. With the <xsl:decimal-format> element you can change special characters to other symbols.

This element is a top level element.

The format-number() function can refer to the <xsl:decimal-format> element by name.

Attribute Value Description
name name Optional. Specifies a name for this format
decimal-separator char Optional. Specifies the decimal point character. Default is "."
grouping-separator char Optional. Specifies the thousands separator character. Default is ","
infinity string Optional. Specifies the string used to represent infinity. Default is "Infinity"
minus-sign char Optional. Specifies the character to represent negative numbers. Default is "-"
NaN string Optional. Specifies the string used when the value is not a number". Default is "NaN"
percent char Optional. Specifies the percentage sign character. Default is "%"
per-mille char Optional. Specifies the per thousand sign character. Default is "‰"
zero-digit char Optional. Specifies the digit zero character. Default is "0"
digit char Optional. Specifies the character used to indicate a place where a digit is required. Default is #
pattern-separator char Optional. Specifies the character used to separate positive and negative subpatterns in a format pattern. Default is ";"

codeling Posts: 1089 Points: 4569
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:48:17 AM

The format-number() function is used to convert a number into a string.

string format-number(number,format,[decimalformat])
Parameter Description
number Required. Specifies the number to be formatted
format Required. Specifies the format pattern. Here are some of the characters used in the formatting pattern:
  • 0 (Digit)
  • # (Digit, zero shows as absent)
  • . (The position of the decimal point Example: ###.##)
  • , (The group separator for thousands. Example: ###,###.##)
  • % (Displays the number as a percentage. Example: ##%)
  • ; (Pattern separator. The first pattern will be used for positive numbers and the second for negative numbers)
decimalformat Optional.

codeling Posts: 1089 Points: 4569
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 11:55:45 AM
&#160; Non-breaking Space; &nbsp;
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