Formatting numbers

Peter T. Evensen pevensen at siboneylg.com
Fri Jan 13 17:46:44 CST 2006


Here is what I use, not sure if it the best, but it works for any size number:

function AddNumberSeparator pValue
   local  tDecimalPointPos, tLength, tSeparatorPosition

    put offset(".",pValue) into tDecimalPointPos
    put the number of chars in pValue into tLength
    if tDecimalPointPos is not zero then put tDecimalPointPos - 1 into tLength
    put tLength - 3 into tSeparatorPosition
    repeat while tSeparatorPosition > 0
      put char 1 to tSeparatorPosition of pValue & "," & char 
tSeparatorPosition + 1 to -1 of pValue into pValue
      subtract 3 from tSeparatorPosition
    end repeat
    return pValue

end AddNumberSeparator

At 05:40 PM 1/13/2006, you wrote:
>Does somebody have a suggestion for formatting numbers with commas for a 
>printed report? It wil have columns of data, with numbers ranging from
>small to large. The larger ones are hard to read, so I'd like to insert 
>commas at the appropriate places. I can think of clunky ways to do it, but 
>thought I'd ask here in case someone had already brewed up something nice.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Marty Knapp
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