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Page Revision: Fri, Nov 11, 2011, 12:53 PM


In Microsoft Access, custom number formats can have one to four sections with semicolons (;) as the list separator. Each section contains the format specification for a different type of number. If you use multiple sections but don't specify a format for each section, entries for which there is no format will either display nothing or default to the formatting of the first section.

SectionDescription
FirstPositive Numbers
SecondNegative Numbers
ThirdZero
FourthNulls

Example
$#,##0.00[Green];($#,##0.00)[Red];"Zero";"Null"

As an alterntative, consider using Conditional Formatting.

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