numberFormat prop

Sarah sarahr at genesearch.com.au
Tue Jul 9 18:02:01 EDT 2002


It is often necessary to do a fake calculation to force the numberFormat 
to be applied.
Try this script:

   put "123.56789" into theNum
   set the numberFormat to "#.00"
   answer theNum       -- gives 123.56789
   add 0 to theNum
   answer theNum       -- gives 123.57

You can't apply a numberFormat to a field but you can take the number 
out of the field, format it and put it back again, perhaps in a 
closeField handler.

Cheers,
Sarah

On Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at 06:42  AM, Steve Messimer wrote:

> Rob,
>
>>> Anybody know how to set the decimal precision of a numeric value? I 
>>> have
>>> looked through the docs but I can't seem to find the reference.
>>
>> Hi Steve,
>>
>> Did you check the numberFormat property?
>
> After thrashing around a bit I did find the numberFormat property on my 
> own.
> For some reason I was unable to get it to work correctly.  I think the 
> issue
> had to do with how and to what type of container it can be applied. I
> presumed that it can be applied to any container.
>
> I tried:
>
> set the numberFormat of fld "myFld" to "00.0" -- (and 00.0 and "##.#") 
> none
> of which worked
>
> then I tried:
>
> set the numberFormat of calcHolder to 00.0 -- where calcHolder is a var.
> (also tried 00.0 and "##.#") didn't work either
>
> Finally,  I just trunc'd the dang thing and I got pretty much what I was
> aiming for. I decided I really didn't need the decimal after all.
>
> put trunc(calcHolder * 100) into fld "myFld"
>
> That having been said it would be nice to see an example of how the
> numberFormat should work. :-)  Any examples will be much appreciated.
>
> Regards,
>
> Steve
>
> Stephen R. Messimer
> Messimer Computing, Inc
> 208 1st Ave South
> Escanaba, MI 49829
> www.messimercomputing.com
>
>
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