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From Rahul Akolkar <>
Subject Re: Formatting a phone number with JSTL?
Date Fri, 17 Jun 2005 03:41:54 GMT
On 6/16/05, Wendy Smoak <> wrote:
> I'm trying to format a 10 digit number stored as a String in my bean, with
> dashes after the 3rd and 6th digit.

Not sure if there is an elegant solution using <fmt:formatNumber>,
since it works off of DecimalFormat, which allows prefixes, suffixes
and grouping separators, but in this case:
1) The dash isn't a suffix/prefix
2) It cannot be a grouping separator since the separation is not uniform.

> Is there documentation that says what is legal to put in a 'pattern'?

Look up java.text.DecimalFormat

> (And further, how expensive is it?  I can do the String manipulation when I
> populate the bean if that makes more sense.)

Ofcourse, adding "decoratedNumber" to "phone" is one solution.


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