Solved

Subtraction using double

Posted on 2004-04-29
4
205 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Hi,

Im am running the following code:
frmAddToFile.txtBalance = Val(frmAddToFile.adoFileInformation.Recordset.Fields("saleamount")) - Val(frmAddToFile.txtTotalPaidToDate) - Val(txtAmountPaying.Text)

where frmAddToFile.adoFileInformation.Recordset.Fields("saleamount") = 10707.49
and frmAddToFile.txtTotalPaidToDate = 8022.89
and txtAmountPaying.Text = 2684.60

this should compute to 0 but instead it = -4.54747350.......

I understand this has to do with the way it is stored in binary, but I need a way of making this work.

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:FTIISD
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

by:Shauli
Shauli earned 100 total points
ID: 10952137
frmAddToFile.txtBalance = (Val(frmAddToFile.adoFileInformation.Recordset.Fields("saleamount")) - (Val(frmAddToFile.txtTotalPaidToDate) + Val(txtAmountPaying.Text))

S
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:prasitlee
prasitlee earned 100 total points
ID: 10952161
HI FTIISD,
    Did you try to use the function cdbl() insteadof val() or not ? I think it might be better ...
                                                                   Meng
0
 
LVL 52

Accepted Solution

by:
Ryan Chong earned 300 total points
ID: 10952178
Try:

frmAddToFile.txtBalance = Val(Val(frmAddToFile.adoFileInformation.Recordset.Fields("saleamount")) - Val(frmAddToFile.txtTotalPaidToDate)) - Val(txtAmountPaying.Text)

or is will be better if you use CCur function instead:

frmAddToFile.txtBalance = CCur(frmAddToFile.adoFileInformation.Recordset.Fields("saleamount")) - CCur(frmAddToFile.txtTotalPaidToDate) - CCur(txtAmountPaying.Text)
0
 

Author Comment

by:FTIISD
ID: 10952274
Was able to get it working with CCur()

Thanks for the help!
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction In a recent article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_7811-A-Better-Concatenate-Function.html) for the Excel community, I showed an improved version of the Excel Concatenate() function.  While writing that article I realized that no o…
Introduction While answering a recent question about filtering a custom class collection, I realized that this could be accomplished with very little code by using the ScriptControl (SC) library.  This article will introduce you to the SC library a…
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month6 days, 9 hours left to enroll

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question