JasperReports format currency

last modified February 12, 2024

JasperReports format currency tutorial shows how to format currency in a report created with JasperReports library.

JasperReports is an open-source reporting library. It can create reports in various formats including PDF, HTML, XLS, or CSV. JasperReports creates page-oriented, ready-to-print documents.

Different cultures use different ways to represent numbers. For instance, the way currencies are formatted is very different in the countries around the world.

JasperReports format currency

The following application loads data from a CSV file and formats the price values.


We can set the default local with the net.sf.jasperreports.default.locale property.

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE jasperReport PUBLIC "//JasperReports//DTD Report Design//EN"

<jasperReport xmlns="http://jasperreports.sourceforge.net/jasperreports"
              name="report2" pageWidth="595" pageHeight="842"
              columnWidth="555" leftMargin="20" rightMargin="20"
              topMargin="20" bottomMargin="20">

    <style name="currency" vAlign="Middle" hAlign="Center" fontName="DejaVu Sans"/>

    <field name="id" class="java.lang.Long"/>
    <field name="name"/>
    <field name="price" class="java.lang.Integer"/>

        <band height="15">
                <reportElement x="10" y="0" width="50" height="15" />
                <textElement textAlignment="Left" verticalAlignment="Middle"/>
                <textFieldExpression class="java.lang.Long">

                <reportElement x="60" y="0" width="100" height="15" />
                <textElement textAlignment="Left" verticalAlignment="Middle"/>

                <reportElement x="170" y="0" width="100" height="15" style="currency"/>
                <textElement textAlignment="Right" verticalAlignment="Middle"/>
                <textFieldExpression class="java.lang.Integer">
                    <![CDATA[ NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance($P{REPORT_LOCALE}).format($F{price}) ]]>



This is the report template.

<![CDATA[ NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance($P{REPORT_LOCALE}).format($F{price}) ]]>

We format the price of the car with NumberFormat; we retrieve the current locale with $P{REPORT_LOCALE}.

@Grab(group='net.sf.jasperreports', module='jasperreports', version='6.21.0')
@Grab(group='net.sf.jasperreports', module='jasperreports-fonts', version='6.21.0')
@Grab(group='com.github.librepdf', module='openpdf', version='1.3.39')

import net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JasperCompileManager
import net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JasperFillManager
import net.sf.jasperreports.engine.JasperExportManager
import net.sf.jasperreports.engine.data.JRBeanCollectionDataSource
import groovy.transform.Immutable

class Car {
    Long id;
    String name;
    int price;

def cars = [
    new Car(1L, 'Audi', 52642),
    new Car(2L, 'Mercedes', 57127),
    new Car(3L, 'Skoda', 9000),
    new Car(4L, 'Volvo', 29000),
    new Car(5L, 'Bentley', 350000),
    new Car(6L, 'Citroen', 21000),
    new Car(7L, 'Hummer', 41400),
    new Car(8L, 'Volkswagen', 21600),

def xmlFile = "report.xml"

def jrReport = JasperCompileManager.compileReport(xmlFile)
def ds = new JRBeanCollectionDataSource(cars)

def params = [REPORT_LOCALE: new Locale("sk", "SK")]
def jrPrint = JasperFillManager.fillReport(jrReport, params, ds)

JasperExportManager.exportReportToPdfFile(jrPrint, "report.pdf")

In the example, we take data from a JRBeanCollectionDataSource.

def params = [REPORT_LOCALE: new Locale("sk", "SK")]
def jrPrint = JasperFillManager.fillReport(jrReport, params, ds)

One way to choose the current locale is by setting the REPORT_LOCALE parameter. This takes precedence over the property in the jasperreports.properties file.

In this article we have created a PDF file report in which we formatted the currency values.


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