# Output Mask

Define the column's print and display format mask. The following mask characters can be used:

Character |
Description |

B |
Inserts a space character. |

CR |
Inserts the "CR" string if the number is negative, or two spaces if the number is positive. |

DR |
Inserts the "CR" string if the number is negative, or the "DR" string if the number is positive. |

0 |
Replaces characters with digits (i.e., 0..9). |

# |
Suppresses leading zeros. Replaced by a fill character for leading zeros to the left of the decimal point. Replaced by a space character for trailing zeros to the right of the decimal point. Any other time it is replaced by a digit. |

* |
Inserts an asterisk character. |

, |
Inserts a fill character to the left of the decimal point if no digits have been placed. Otherwise, it inserts a comma into the result. |

. |
Inserts a decimal point if any characters have been placed, otherwise, it inserts a fill character. After the decimal point, it replaces the fill character with a space character. |

( |
Inserts a left parentheses if the number is negative, or the fill character if the number is positive. |

) |
Inserts a right parentheses if the number is negative, or a fill character if the number is positive. |

- |
Displays a minus sign if the number is negative, or a space character if the number is positive. |

+ |
Displays a plus sign if the number is positive, or a minus sign if the number is negative. |

$ |
Displays a dollar sign ($). |