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Inches to Feet & Inches?

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Need to convert inches to Feet & Inches, ie. 66" = 5' 6"

DB is MS SQL, Crystal Rep 9.0.

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Question by:wcotis60
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by:bdreed35
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Try this in a formula:

numbervar inches := 66;

ToText(int(inches/12),0,"") & "' " & totext(remainder(inches,12),0) & "''"
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How is the field stored in the db?  As a number or as a string with the inches symbol?

If it is a number, my formula above will work fine.

If it is a string, you can change it this way:

numbervar inches := val('66"');

ToText(int(inches/12),0,"") & "' " & totext(remainder(inches,12),0) & '"'
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by:Kurt Reinhardt
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Here's a formula that works for me:

NumberVar FeetConv;
NumberVar JustFeet;
NumberVar JustInches;
StringVar FeetText;

//Provides the base number of Feet and Inches in decimal format (5.5)
FeetConv := (72 / 12);

//Provides the base number of the Feet
JustFeet:= Truncate(FeetConv);

//Provides the base number of the Inches
JustInches := (FeetConv - JustFeet) * 12;

//Converts the Feet and Inches to Text for concatenation
FeetText := ToText(JustFeet,0) + "' " + ToText(JustInches,0) + '"';

//The resulting value...
FeetText;
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by:Kurt Reinhardt
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Of course, you need to subsitute your actual field name for the number '72' in my example...
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by:Kurt Reinhardt
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LOL, breed35 and I have posted at the same time on multiple threads now - i'm giving him grief in IM ;-).

His post is much less verbose, which is a good thing for experienced developers. I try to spell things out with variables to make it a little more clear what is going on.

I would accept breed35's answer ;-) (can't believe I'm saying that!)
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by:mahabat
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