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CDEC does not work when my application is put online

Posted on 2004-11-07
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Last Modified: 2008-02-20

Ive developed an ASP.NET based website using VisualBasic.NET. I set up IIS so I could test the program as though it was on the Internet. It worked fine.

Ive now FTPed my site to a server so I can access on the Interent. The web pages look fine but the 'code behind' isn't behaving as it should. eg.

I have a string s = "-2,345.00"
When i do X = cdec(S) then x should be -2,345.00

However Im getting an exception that says it is illgal to convert this string to a decimal.
As I say this works fine on my standalone PC but it fails when I put the program online.

Any ideas?
Question by:rangers99
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ID: 12521257
Hi rangers99,

look what is written for the CDec
CDec Decimal +/-79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,335 for zero-scaled numbers, that is, numbers with no decimal places. For numbers with 28 decimal places, the range is
+/-7.9228162514264337593543950335. The smallest possible non-zero number is 0.0000000000000000000000000001.

so because you have been tring to convert a number grater that 7.9228162514264337593543950335 and you have decimal places you won't be able to do that

try with



Author Comment

ID: 12522250
Hi again

Thanks for the reply. Ill give this a shot but it frankly doesn't ring true!!
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Arthur_Wood earned 750 total points
ID: 12522842
it should ne noted that this line (from the definition of CDEC)

 For numbers with 28 decimal places, the range is +/-7.9228162514264337593543950335

means that when you want 28 digits after the decimal point that is the range,
when 27 difits to the right:


with 26:


and so on:

so "-2,345.00"
  should NOT be a problem.  The problem amy lie with the ','  try:  "-2345.00"


Author Comment

ID: 12530792
That was it AW. The comma was not accepted. I wrote a small function to remove commas from a string. Thanks
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ID: 12540424
glad to help.


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