Display UK Currency £ Symbol on a SQL Report

Posted: 14th March 2011 in SharePoint, SSRS

After spending quite some time trawling the internet to find that answer to the above how to replace the $ dollar sign with a £ pound sign. I found that none of the solutions fully described how to do this.  Admittedly, it might just be me that’s thick though. Anyway, here’s how you go about it.

Firstly, to get your value into currency, you need to wrap your report value in the FormatCurrency function  in the expression box, as can be seen below.

FormatCurrency function in the Expression box

Next, is the part I had difficulty with! Every solution I found told me to set the default language of the report to United Kingdom. However, none of them told me explicitly how to do this.

So, what you need to do is: Changing the Language of a SQL Report

  • Click on the design surface of the report, outwith the actual reports.
  • Now, you will have access to the properties of the report where you can change the language as can be seen in the screen shot opposite.
  • Choose en-GB, deploy and that should be it fixed.


Easy when you know how, but, when your not from a Reporting background,  trying to access the properties caused me some confusion. 

Hopefully this helps someone else.


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