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rounding – Use php money format and remove the numbers after the decimal place for GBP

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I want to format some numbers from my analytics into currency using the GB money format but as its for a dashboard and doesn’t need to be that precise so I want to remove the pence (numbers after the decimal place) and round it which helps with the css layout, how do I do this? Rounding up or down to the nearest pound would be fine.

My code is as follows:

//set locale for currency
setlocale(LC_MONETARY, 'en_GB');

$sales = '8932.83';

echo utf8_encode(money_format('%n', $sales));

This outputs: £8,932.83

However how do I round this to be output as just £8,932 without anything after the decimal place.

I want to use currency format as sometimes the figure is negative in which case money_format returns the number like -£8,932.83 which is preferable to £-8,932 (pound and negative symbol around the wrong way) which is what happened when I formatted using number_format like so:

echo '£'.number_format($sales, 0, '', ',');
How to&Answers:

Do you want to round it or get rid of the decimals?

To round it which would be 8933 would be:

echo utf8_encode(money_format('%.0n', $sales));

To get rid of the decimals, you could use floor (which rounds down):

echo utf8_encode(money_format('%.0n', floor($sales)));