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trying to do a simple division

Posted on 2002-03-07
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hi folks,
im trying the follow:
edit3.text := inttostr(strtoint(edit1.text) / strtoint(edit2.text));

where the value in edit2 is 20. when i compile this i get an error saying something like: theres no version for overloading 'inttostr' which can be done with the given arguments, any hints
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Question by:ugross
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by:kretzschmar
ID: 6847338
try this

edit3.text := floattostr(strtoint(edit1.text) / strtoint(edit2.text));

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by:ugross
ID: 6847376
when trying this i get a bde exception of the class edbengineerror, error during initialization (error#2501)
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by:kretzschmar
ID: 6847399
this may different things,

the bde error 2501 is definitiv not caused by the division,
except you modify with the result the bde alias

as stated in the other q, you can calculations do
with a calculated field in the oncalcevent of the underlying dataset.

but i guess you've first to solve your bde error,
maybe a wrong databasedriver in the alias

meikl ;-)
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Ronald Buster earned 400 total points
ID: 6847576
hi

try this

edit3.text := inttostr(strtoint(edit1.text) div strtoint(edit2.text));

Integers can works a bit different when dividing you have to use the keyword "div" instead of "/".

regards,

Cono
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by:ugross
ID: 6847603
you made it, works now, thx
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by:ugross
ID: 6847663
hi cono, short additional q
as already said your solution works but im only getting
full numbers eg. 4 where when i manually calculate this the exact result is 4.75, what do i have to change to get the exact result, thx
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by:Ronald Buster
ID: 6847716
try

this

edit3.text := floattostr(strtofloat(edit1.text) / strtofloat(edit2.text));

you have to make sure there are valid digits in the edit1 and edit2 control. And when using decimalseparator please
be sure to use a "." or "," depending on your decimalseparator variable.

Setting

decimalseparator := '.';

regards

Cono
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by:ugross
ID: 6847735
hi i used this but got an error that string an dinteger r incompat.:
edit1.text := strtofloat(strtoint(edit1.text) div strtoint(edit2.text));
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by:kretzschmar
ID: 6847910
ts ts ts

edit3.text := floattostr(strtoint(edit1.text) / strtoint(edit2.text));

hu a dejavu
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by:Ronald Buster
ID: 6847969
You must do this otherwise strtoint doesn't make it a float
you've got an error

do this

edit3.text := floattostr(strtofloat(edit1.text) / strtofloat(edit2.text));


edit1.text := '10'
edit2.text := '3'
edit3.text will contain the value '3.333333';

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by:ugross
ID: 6849827
hi guys, sorry got the error that thi si not a valid
integer value, thx
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by:ugross
ID: 6849833
sorry your answers were correct my fault, the error came from the next row of code which is:
dbedit1.Text := edit1.text; (for saving the value in the database)
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