Number Format Mask In XML Publisher Not Working As Expected (Doc ID 1901926.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 11.1.1.5.0 to 11.1.1.7.x [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

In BI Publisher 11g
The Number Format Mask in BI Publisher is not working as expected.
A form field has been given a Format Mask of #,##0.00 for comma separation and 2 decimal places.
However, this Number format is only working for digits > 3 ie; for amounts greater than 1000 and not for less amounts.
Amount 1236 is displayed as 1,236.00 in excel output.
Amount 782 is displayed as 782 in excel output.

Cause

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