LC converts phone number to scientific notation
alex at tweedly.net
Fri Sep 9 09:18:13 EDT 2022
Put (“” & item 9 of globe) onto item 6 of tnewline
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> On 9 Sep 2022, at 11:40, Klaus major-k via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Hi Panos,
>> Am 09.09.2022 um 12:27 schrieb panagiotis m via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>> Hello Klaus,
>> I guess what happens here is that if you fetch item X of line Y and use it
>> directly, LC treats it as a number and displays it in scientific notation.
>> On the contrary, if you first put item X of line Y into a variable, then
>> the variable is treated as text, so it is not converted.
> Yo, that's why my workaround erm. works. :-)
> Thank you for the explanation!
>> Kind regards,
>>> On Fri, 9 Sept 2022 at 13:01, Klaus major-k via use-livecode <
>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> Hi friends,
>>> I have a very strange problem, but also found a workaround for it.
>>> I first convert an 8 MB CSV file with 60000 lines to TAB delimited data,
>>> then I parse the file
>>> and just extract some columns from the 60000 lines to display in a field.
>>> E.g. the column "number dialled", which contains phone number like
>>> -> 447973100123
>>> The CSV files are definitively correct but I found that in the resulting
>>> field some of these numbers
>>> appear in scientific notation
>>> -> 4.47888E+11
>>> This does not happen with phone numbers with a leading ZERO: like
>>> -> 07557162491
>>> So maybe this a small hint?
>>> However I do not even touch these items I just use:
>>> put item 9 of tLine into item 6 of tNewLine
>>> ## tLine is the line from the CSV and tNewLine is for the data in the
>>> display field.
>>> My simple workaround, no idea why, but it obviously works:
>>> put item 9 of tLine into ttt
>>> put ttt into item 6 of tNewLine
>>> This avoids the scientific notation, what the hell is going on here?
>>> Any hints welcome.
> Klaus Major
> klaus at major-k.de
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