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DecimalFormat applyPattern() method in Java

  • Last Updated : 01 Apr, 2019
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The applyPattern() Method of DecimalFormat class in Java is used to apply a given string pattern to this Decimal format. This pattern can be set by the user.

Syntax:

public void applyPattern(String pattern)

Parameters: The method takes one parameter pattern of String type and refers to the pattern which will be used to format the DecimalPattern.

Return Value: The method returns void type.

Below programs illustrate the working of applyPattern() Method:



Program 1:




// Java program to illustrate the
// applyPattern method
  
import java.text.DecimalFormat;
  
public class Main {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        DecimalFormat deciFormat = new DecimalFormat();
  
        deciFormat.applyPattern("##, ##");
        System.out.println(deciFormat.format(-123456789.54321));
    }
}
Output:
-1, 23, 45, 67, 90

Program 2:




// Java program to illustrate the
// applyPattern method
  
import java.text.DecimalFormat;
  
public class Main {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        DecimalFormat deciFormat = new DecimalFormat();
  
        deciFormat.applyPattern("#, #00.0#");
        System.out.println(deciFormat.format(-123456789.54321));
    }
}
Output:
-123, 456, 789.54

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/DecimalFormat.html#https://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/api/java/text/DecimalFormat.html#applyPattern(java.lang.String)(java.lang.String)

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