On a report I have a control bound to a column that can have up to 3 decimal places.
I want the number to format with commas separating thousands and millions, but I also want the number of decimal places to be automatic, so that if there is no decimal portion then no decimal at all is shown.
1234.567 -> 1,234.567 1234.560 -> 1,234.56 1234.500 -> 1,234.5 1234.000 -> 1,234
General format will give me the auto decimal places but no commas. Standard format gives the comma but is fixed to 2 decimal places. Doing my own =Format(Number, "#,##0.#") leaves the decimal point in and doesn't align properly, with extra space on the right of the number.
Do I have to write my own VB function to give the format I want? It seems silly that Access (apparently) can't do this out of the box.
This also seems really horrible, though it works.
=Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace(Replace( _ Format(Number, "#,##0.000") & "x", _ "0x", "x"), "0x", "x"), "0x", "x"), ".x", ""), "x", "")