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Using PHP to format numbers

Discussion in 'General PHP and MySQL Discussions' started by CodyBoen, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. CodyBoen

    CodyBoen Member

    Hi everyone,

    I am using the Custom Fields by Waindigo and I was just wondering if there is a way to format them value.

    I have a classifieds section and have a spot for price and milage. I would like 30000 to become 30,000 etc. I know how to do this in PHP with
    $english_format_number = number_format($number);
    but I have no idea where to put it. Is there a <xen:> tag that I could use to achieve this or?

    Thanks for the help!!
  2. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member


    {xen:number $quikStats.views}
  3. CodyBoen

    CodyBoen Member

    Wow. Simple enough! Thank you so much. Been scratching my head over this for a while now.

    Is there a place where I can find all of the {xen:} helpers or whatever they're called??
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Right now, you'll have to look into the code.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Look in library\XenForo\Template\Helper\Core.php, from line 95.
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  6. CodyBoen

    CodyBoen Member

    Is there any way to format phone numbers by any chance?

    1234567890 to (123) 456-7890 or 123-456-7890
  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This is a very basic example of how you could do it.

            $number 1234567890;
            if (
    strlen($number) === 10)
    $part1 substr($number03);
    $part2 substr($number33);
    $part3 substr($number64);
    $formattedNumber "($part1$part2-$part3";

    // returns string(14) "(123) 456-7890"
    You would perhaps want to make that much more robust by adding in some additional validation/error checking, but you get the idea.
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  8. CodyBoen

    CodyBoen Member

    So basically I would just add that to library\XenForo\Template\Helper\Core.php and than call it with xen:?
  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

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