LC converts phone number to scientific notation
kee.nethery at elloco.com
Sun Sep 11 17:32:04 EDT 2022
I had the same problem with long integer numbers being imported into a spreadsheet. My solution was to append “a” to the numbers before they got imported into the spreadsheet.
> On Sep 9, 2022, at 3:00 AM, 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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