Insert and delete Commas

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 18 10:55:01 CDT 2002


Hi Bob,

During a rare "awake" moment I also rescripted your
other handler. This should handle very long numbers
better than the SuperCard functions, as well...

on insertCommaCd startNum, finishNum
--syntax: insertCommaCd --[integer, integer]
  repeat with x = startNum to finishNum
    put insertCommas(fld x) into fld x
  end repeat
end insertCommaCd

function insertCommas pNumber
  -- first strip off and save the sign
  if char 1 of pNumber is "-" then
    put "-" into tMinusHold
    delete char 1 of pNumber
  else
    put "" into tMinusHold
  end if
  -- now strip off and save the decimal part
  get offset(".", pNumber)
  if it > 0 then
    put char it to -1 into tDecimalHold 
    delete char it to -1 of pNumber
  else
    put "" into tDecimalHold
  end if
  -- now determine how many commas to place
  put length(pNumber) into tLength
  put (tLength DIV 3) into tCommas
  if (tLength MOD 3) = 0 then subtract 1 from tCommas
  -- insert the commas into the integer part
  repeat with i = tCommas down to 1
    put "," after char - (i * 3 + 1) of pNumber
  end repeat
  -- put everything back together
  return tMinusHold & pNumber & tDecimalHold
end insertCommas


Hope this helped,

Jan Schenkel.

"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish
at the same time."  (De Rochefoucald)

--- Robert Presender <rpresender at earthlink.net> wrote:
> The following custom handlers(?) are used in an
> application developed 
> in SuperCard.
> They are used for math processes such as addition,
> subtraction, etc..  
> They work in Rev.
> 
> Would appreciate any comments relating to shorting
> or modifying the 
> scripts or a different approach.  The scripts are to
> be used on Mac and 
> Windows platforms.
> 
> Regards ... Bob
> 
> on insertCommaCd startNum, finishNum  --number must
> end in .00. 
> --syntax: insertCommaCd --[integer, integer]
>    repeat with x = startNum to finishNum
>      if char 1 of fld x  is "-" then
>        put "-" into minusHold
>        delete char 1 of  fld x
>      else
>        put "" into minusHold
>      end if
> 
>      if "," is not in fld x then
>        get the number of chars of  fld x
>        if it >= 7 and it <= 9 then
>          put "," after char (it -6) of  fld x
>        else
>          if it >= 10 then
>            get the number of chars of  fld x
>            put "," after char (it -9) of  fld x
>            put "," after char (it -5) of  fld x
>          end if
>        end if
>      end if
>      put minusHold before char 1 of  fld x
>    end repeat
> end insertCommaCd
> 
> --**Deletes commas from multiple or single  fields
> having 1 or
> --**more lines per  field. Minus numbers can be used
> on deleteComma startNo, finishNo --syntax:
> deleteComma [integer, 
> integer]
>    repeat with x = startNo to finishNo
>      get the number of lines of fld x
>      repeat with y = 1 to it
>        if "," is in line y of fld x then  --**
>          get offset(",", line y of fld x )
>          delete char it of line y of fld x
>          if it is not 0 then
>            get offset(",", line y of fld x )
>            delete char it of line y of fld x
>          else
>            next repeat
>          end if
>        end if
>      end repeat
>    end repeat
> end deleteComma


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