Decimal Format Box

The Decimal Format Box is a layout object for the display of decimal numbers.

For information about when to use elements, see Choose report elements.

Decimal Format Box (DecimalFormatBox type) is a layout container, found in the Drawables group in the Tool Box view.

Use a Decimal Format Box for decimal numbers. It has features that make it possible to parse and format numbers in any locale, including support for Western, Arabic, and Indic digits. The Decimal Format Box supports different kinds of numbers, including integers (123), fixed-point numbers (123.4), scientific notation (1.23E4), percentages (12%), and currency amounts ($123). All of these can be localized. The value of the number is limited to 15 significant digits.


Select the object on the Report Design page to display its properties in the Properties view.

The value property specifies the number. You can edit the value expression in the Properties view or by double-clicking on the element in the Report Designer work area.

The format property defines the printed format, including decimal places. The default is ---,---,--&.&&