How to Convert a Bigdecimal to a 2-Decimal-Place String

Format a BigDecimal as String with max 2 decimal digits, removing 0 on decimal part

I used DecimalFormat for formatting the BigDecimal instead of formatting the String, seems no problems with it.

The code is something like this:

bd = bd.setScale(2, BigDecimal.ROUND_DOWN);

DecimalFormat df = new DecimalFormat();




String result = df.format(bd);

How can I convert a BigDecimal to a 2-decimal-place string?

How about combining BigDecimal#truncate and String#%? :

"%.2f" % BigDecimal("7.1762").truncate(2)
# => "7.17"
"%.2f" % BigDecimal("4.2").truncate(2)
# => "4.20"

Rounding Bigdecimal values with 2 Decimal Places

I think that the RoundingMode you are looking for is ROUND_HALF_EVEN. From the javadoc:

Rounding mode to round towards the "nearest neighbor" unless both neighbors are equidistant, in which case, round towards the even neighbor. Behaves as for ROUND_HALF_UP if the digit to the left of the discarded fraction is odd; behaves as for ROUND_HALF_DOWN if it's even. Note that this is the rounding mode that minimizes cumulative error when applied repeatedly over a sequence of calculations.

Here is a quick test case:

BigDecimal a = new BigDecimal("10.12345");
BigDecimal b = new BigDecimal("10.12556");

a = a.setScale(2, BigDecimal.ROUND_HALF_EVEN);
b = b.setScale(2, BigDecimal.ROUND_HALF_EVEN);


Correctly prints:



setScale(int, int) has not been recommended since Java 1.5, when enums were first introduced, and was finally deprecated in Java 9. You should now use setScale(int, RoundingMode) e.g:

setScale(2, RoundingMode.HALF_EVEN)

Convert string to decimal number with 2 decimal places in Java

This line is your problem:

litersOfPetrol = Float.parseFloat(df.format(litersOfPetrol));

There you formatted your float to string as you wanted, but but then that string got transformed again to a float, and then what you printed in stdout was your float that got a standard formatting. Take a look at this code

import java.text.DecimalFormat;

String stringLitersOfPetrol = "123.00";
System.out.println("string liters of petrol putting in preferences is "+stringLitersOfPetrol);
Float litersOfPetrol=Float.parseFloat(stringLitersOfPetrol);
DecimalFormat df = new DecimalFormat("0.00");
stringLitersOfPetrol = df.format(litersOfPetrol);
System.out.println("liters of petrol before putting in editor : "+stringLitersOfPetrol);

And by the way, when you want to use decimals, forget the existence of double and float as others suggested and just use BigDecimal object, it will save you a lot of headache.

Rounding BigDecimal to *always* have two decimal places

value = value.setScale(2, RoundingMode.CEILING)

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