Default Formats by Format Code (ttaad1108s000)

Use this session to maintain the display format for format codes, where the format does not depend on a generic unit.

You can zoom to the Convert to Runtime DD (ttams2201m000) session to convert the changes to the runtime data dictionary. The file datecurr in the BSE/lib directory will be (re)built. After this you must restart the bshell to make the changes active at runtime.

The display formats for each unit can be defined using the Formats by Generic Unit (ttaad1107m000) session.

Field Information

Currency Format Code

The identification code of the currency format.

This code can be used to specify display formats in:

  • Form fields
  • Domains
  • Report fields
  • program scripts if the data type is double or float. In that case, this code must be specified as %A<currency format>, for example %A001 %A030.

The description or name of the code.

Maximum Number of Positions

The maximum number of positions that can be used in the format. This number includes thousand signs and decimal signs.

Number of Significant Digits

The number of all significant digits used in the format. This does not include thousand signs and decimal signs.

Minus Sign

The place of the minus sign.

Default Display Format

The display format.

If this field is empty: The display format as defined for generic units in the Formats by Generic Unit (ttaad1107m000) session will be valid.

If field is filled with a display format: The default display format, as defined here, is valid.

Note: This format is not only used to display data, but is also used to round values stored in the system. Changing this format can impact calculated values in the system.
Thousand Sign

If this check box is selected, it is possible to use thousand signs in the format.

Currency Symbol

If this check box is selected, a symbol can be displayed before or after the amount.