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# Amount in Words

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Hi Experts! does anybody have a code in converting figures in amount in words? I need it badly!
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I think you can just use this VB-code:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;213360

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Hi emem,
here is algorithm:
http://www.vb-helper.com/HowTo/numwords.zip

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

Hope this helps,
Marko

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

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

Commented:
emem,

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)
Else
MyNumber = ""
End If
Count = Count + 1
Loop
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))
Else
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,
Marko
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Commented:
mbonaci,
> 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 :)

Commented:
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.

Marko

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

Marko
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1) I understand
2) LOL
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