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Format into string with thousands separator

I need a format into string that is capable to format numeric with thousands separators.

Like this  (Visual Aides - Numeric Separators) idea but also for the conversion and scan functions.


Looking at the syntax


%[$][-][+][#][^][0][Width][.Precision || _SignificantDigits][{Unit}][<Embedded information>]Conversion Code



the  <Embedded information>  currently used only for time formats would be ideal to extend to a more general form. 


Something like <+ nnn nnn.ddd ddd> would be nice Smiley Happy ( the d is already occupied ... # or whatever .... maybe similar to the excel format syntax or maybe there is a (better) standard??? )


Currently I use the attached vi to add the separators, however it would be nice to have it in a general form 




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That's not a duplicate, that idea is even mentioned in this one.


This idea is to extend to scan from and format into functions, while the original only describes control and indicator formatting.

Knight of NI

Hi Wiebe,


You are correct.  I see what you mean.