I'm having a bit of an issue with an ESQL query. I would like it to always return 2 decimal places on the value retrieved. This is a currency field, and "$45.5" looks weird. I am generating a list of payments to displayed (via a global variable in the UI) to the user, so it should look money-like. It's a simple 'here's what you currently have set up' kind of display.
So here's the basic query (I believe folks here are familiar with the GFN() and GTN() functions - they are just a way to robustify the query in FileMaker):
ExecuteSQL ( "SELECT '$' || " & GFN ( Payments::Amount ) & " FROM " & GTN ( Payments::aaPaymentUUID ) & " WHERE " & GFN ( Payments::aLineItemID_fk ) & " = ? " ; "" ; "" ; $ID )
I have also tried various versions of this without luck (using "numeric(10,2)", or "decimal(10,2)"):
ExecuteSQL ( "SELECT '$' || CAST ( " & GFN ( Payments::Amount ) & " as decimal (5,2) )" & " FROM " & GTN ( Payments::aaPaymentUUID ) & " WHERE " & GFN ( Payments::aLineItemID_fk ) & " = ? " ; "" ; "" ; $ID )
But I always get responses like (yes, they should be the same - it's an equal payment calculator, so the last one might be different):
When I would like it to be:
Anyone have a quick answer as to how to get each record value to have 2 decimal places after it?
I have shied away from doing in FileMaker string manipulation because I thought the ESQL fix would be easy; and it would save some steps in the script. But maybe it's easier to do it in FM and just reprocess the whole list.