Java Format Flags

In this chapter you will learn:

  1. What are format flags
  2. Flag List


Flags that controls various aspects of a conversion. All format flags are single characters and follow the % in a format specification.

Flag List

The flags are shown here:

-Left justification
#Alternate conversion format
0Output is padded with zeros rather than spaces
spacePositive numeric output is preceded by a space
+Positive numeric output is preceded by a + sign
,Numeric values include grouping separators
(Negative numeric values are enclosed within parentheses

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What you will learn in the next chapter:

  1. How to justify Output
  2. Syntax for justify
  3. Example - left-justifies a floating-point number with two decimal places
  4. Example - Use Formatter to left-justify strings within a table
  5. Example - Use Formatter to vertically align numeric values
  6. How to right and left align strings
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