[Lazarus] FloatToStrIntl

Pavel Řezníček cigydd at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 16:30:30 CEST 2008

Michael Van Canneyt napsal(a):
> On Sat, 13 Sep 2008, Pavel Řezníček wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> On Lazarus v0.9.25 r16541 i386-win32-win32/win64, I have the following 
>> problem.
>> I access an SQLite3 database. There I have a column defined as 
>> numeric(3), it means, 3 whole number digits and no decimal places. The 
>> table has to be synchronised with PostgreSQL using the same table name 
>> and column names. Therefore the column definition is simply taken from 
>> the PostgreSQL definition.
>> The data is maybe stored correctly in the database but when I call the 
>> AsString property on that field, I don't get e. g. '14' as expected but 
>> '0,0014'.
> And this is correct. 
> The string is formatted according to the default float format. 
> The underlying data format is not relevant. If you want this,
> set the DisplayFormat property to something FormatFloat understands.
> (I suppose '000')
> Michael.
Another comment:

Display Format has no effect here because the field is considered to be 
a TBCDField and there and DisplayFormat isn't used. Or am I wrong?

CurrToStr just calls FloatToStrF with some default parameters. No chance 
to use my own format from the point of view of the "user programmer" - 
until I go around the AsString property.

- fields.inc, line 2212:

function TBCDField.GetAsString: string;

var c : system.currency;

  If GetData(@C) then


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