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Amount in Words

emem asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Hi Experts! does anybody have a code in converting figures in amount in words? I need it badly!
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Groupware Consultant
I think you can just use this VB-code:

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Hi emem,
here is algorithm:

If you don't get along with VB - open frm file with text editor.

Hope this helps,


experts...i was hoping that it be in lotus script ......


HELP EXPERTS! anybody who has a good in converting amount in figures to words in lotus script??
Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant

I beg your pardon?? So you didn't even try to copy and paste the code from that link I gave? That's all there is to it, really, and then you try
    Print SpellNumber(1111)
to see that it works.


Grrrrr, the code Sjef suggested just needed one correction:
line 10 of SpellNumber previously looked like this:
    MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber))

Paste the code in the new Script library, which you'll use in the place where you need it.

The correct thing here would be 500 pts (not for me).

The working version:

Option Explicit
'Main Function
Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber)
    Dim Dollars, Cents, Temp
    Dim DecimalPlace, Count
    ReDim Place(9) As String
    Place(2) = " Thousand "
    Place(3) = " Million "
    Place(4) = " Billion "
    Place(5) = " Trillion "
    ' String representation of amount.
    MyNumber = Trim(CStr(MyNumber))
    ' Position of decimal place 0 if none.
    DecimalPlace = InStr(MyNumber, ".")
    ' Convert cents and set MyNumber to dollar amount.
    If DecimalPlace > 0 Then
        Cents = GetTens(Left(Mid(MyNumber, DecimalPlace + 1) & _
                  "00", 2))
        MyNumber = Trim(Left(MyNumber, DecimalPlace - 1))
    End If
    Count = 1
    Do While MyNumber <> ""
        Temp = GetHundreds(Right(MyNumber, 3))
        If Temp <> "" Then Dollars = Temp & Place(Count) & Dollars
        If Len(MyNumber) > 3 Then
            MyNumber = Left(MyNumber, Len(MyNumber) - 3)
            MyNumber = ""
        End If
        Count = Count + 1
    Select Case Dollars
        Case ""
            Dollars = "No Dollars"
        Case "One"
            Dollars = "One Dollar"
         Case Else
            Dollars = Dollars & " Dollars"
    End Select
    Select Case Cents
        Case ""
            Cents = " and No Cents"
        Case "One"
            Cents = " and One Cent"
              Case Else
            Cents = " and " & Cents & " Cents"
    End Select
    SpellNumber = Dollars & Cents
End Function

' Converts a number from 100-999 into text
Function GetHundreds(ByVal MyNumber)
    Dim Result As String
    If Val(MyNumber) = 0 Then Exit Function
    MyNumber = Right("000" & MyNumber, 3)
    ' Convert the hundreds place.
    If Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1) <> "0" Then
        Result = GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1)) & " Hundred "
    End If
    ' Convert the tens and ones place.
    If Mid(MyNumber, 2, 1) <> "0" Then
        Result = Result & GetTens(Mid(MyNumber, 2))
        Result = Result & GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 3))
    End If
    GetHundreds = Result
End Function

' Converts a number from 10 to 99 into text.
Function GetTens(TensText)
    Dim Result As String
    Result = ""           ' Null out the temporary function value.
    If Val(Left(TensText, 1)) = 1 Then   ' If value between 10-19...
        Select Case Val(TensText)
            Case 10: Result = "Ten"
            Case 11: Result = "Eleven"
            Case 12: Result = "Twelve"
            Case 13: Result = "Thirteen"
            Case 14: Result = "Fourteen"
            Case 15: Result = "Fifteen"
            Case 16: Result = "Sixteen"
            Case 17: Result = "Seventeen"
            Case 18: Result = "Eighteen"
            Case 19: Result = "Nineteen"
            Case Else
        End Select
    Else                                 ' If value between 20-99...
        Select Case Val(Left(TensText, 1))
            Case 2: Result = "Twenty "
            Case 3: Result = "Thirty "
            Case 4: Result = "Forty "
            Case 5: Result = "Fifty "
            Case 6: Result = "Sixty "
            Case 7: Result = "Seventy "
            Case 8: Result = "Eighty "
            Case 9: Result = "Ninety "
            Case Else
        End Select
        Result = Result & GetDigit _
            (Right(TensText, 1))  ' Retrieve ones place.
    End If
    GetTens = Result
End Function

' Converts a number from 1 to 9 into text.
Function GetDigit(Digit)
    Select Case Val(Digit)
        Case 1: GetDigit = "One"
        Case 2: GetDigit = "Two"
        Case 3: GetDigit = "Three"
        Case 4: GetDigit = "Four"
        Case 5: GetDigit = "Five"
        Case 6: GetDigit = "Six"
        Case 7: GetDigit = "Seven"
        Case 8: GetDigit = "Eight"
        Case 9: GetDigit = "Nine"
        Case Else: GetDigit = ""
    End Select
End Function

Hope this helps,
Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant

> Grrrrr, the code Sjef suggested just needed one correction:
> line 10 of SpellNumber previously looked like this:
>     MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber))
Huh?? Please explain why CStr is better than Str... Or does the leading space worry you? That's what the Trim is for, I suppose :)

So, if
    MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber))
is wrong, then
    MyNumber = Trim(CStr(MyNumber))
is even wronger, since only
    MyNumber = CStr(MyNumber)
would be correct...

emem, the original code will do just fine :)

no Sjef,
Str must receive the numeric expression as argument, while CStr can receive string.
If you pass the field's value to the function as string (what is likely to happen)  the Type mismatch error will ocur.

I could've changed the signature of the function (integer or currency instead of Variant), but this was simpler and excepts a wider range of types.


and grrr was because of emem's "idle approach", so to say ;)

Sjef BosmanGroupware Consultant

1) I understand
2) LOL
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