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# Convert a Number to Words/Text

Posted on 2006-04-26
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Hi all,

I am developing a receipting system and I want to take the amount paid; let say

\$157.57 and convert that into to words being:

One Hundred Fifty Seven Dollars and Fifity Seven Cents.....

Is there any way I accomplish this in VB or VBA...

Thanks for you eager response...

menkiz
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Question by:menkiz
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Hi menkiz,

Here's one:

http://www.ozgrid.com/VBA/ValueToWords.htm

Paul
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Expert Comment

Also take a look at following samples done in VB6

http://www.vbexplorer.com/VBExplorer/tips/src36.asp
http://vbcity.com/forums/topic.asp?tid=6785

Hope this helps
MilanKM
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Author Comment

Exactly what I needed......
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Expert Comment

Here's a version I wrote up specificaly for Currency, supporting large numbers

Option Explicit
' Converts a String Dollar and Cents value like \$123.45
' into a worded string value like One Hundred twenty-three dollars and Fourty-Five cents

'===================================================
' Function: CurrencyToWords
' Parameter: Amount To convert, a string representation of a currency amount (Dollars)
' Returns: A Enlish Text Word representation of the Currency value
'===================================================
Function CurrencyToWords(AmountToConvert)
Dim TempString
Dim AmountSplit
Dim Dollars
Dim Cents

AmountSplit = Split(AmountToConvert, ".")
If Left(AmountSplit(0), 1) = "\$" Then AmountSplit(0) = Right(AmountSplit(0), Len(AmountSplit(0)) - 1) 'Remove the Dollar Sign
Dollars = NumberToWords(AmountSplit(0))
If (UBound(AmountSplit) - LBound(AmountSplit)) >= 1 Then
Cents = NumberToWords(AmountSplit(1))
Else
Cents = ""
End If
If (Len(Dollars) > 0) Then TempString = Dollars & " Dollars"
If (Len(Cents) > 0) Then
If (Len(TempString) > 0) Then TempString = TempString & " and "
TempString = TempString & Cents & " Cents"
End If
CurrencyToWords = TempString
End Function

'==================================================
' Function NumberToWords
' Converts a Whole number into a word string representation
'==================================================
Function NumberToWords(NumbersToConvert)
Dim TempString
Dim TempNumbers
Dim OnesPlace
Dim TensPlace
Dim HundresPlace
Dim Numbers
Dim Tens
Dim Powers
Dim PowersLoop
Dim TempThousandsNum
Dim TempThousandsWords

Numbers = Array("", "One", "Two", "Three", "Four", "Five", "Six", "Seven", "Eight", "Nine", "Ten", "Eleven", "Twelve", "Thirteen", "Fourteen", "Fifteen", "Sixteen", "Seventeen", "Eighteen", "Nineteen")
Tens = Array("", "Ten", "Twenty", "Thirty", "Fourty", "Fifty", "Sixty", "Seventy", "Eighty", "Ninety")
Powers = Array("", "Thousand", "Million", "Billion", "Trillion", "Quadrillion", "Quintillion", "Sextillion")

TempNumbers = StrReverse(NumbersToConvert) ' Reverse the string so the numbers increase in String order

For PowersLoop = 1 To (Len(TempNumbers)) Step 3 'Breaks the string up into Thousands
TempThousandsNum = Mid(TempNumbers, PowersLoop, 3)
OnesPlace = CInt(Mid(TempThousandsNum, 1, 1))
TensPlace = 0
HundresPlace = 0

If (Len(TempThousandsNum) >= 2) Then
TensPlace = CInt(Mid(TempThousandsNum, 2, 1))
End If
If (Len(TempThousandsNum) >= 3) Then
HundresPlace = CInt(Mid(TempThousandsNum, 3, 1))
End If
TempThousandsWords = Numbers(OnesPlace)
If (TensPlace > 1) Then
TempThousandsWords = Tens(TensPlace) & "-" & TempThousandsWords
Else
TempThousandsWords = Numbers((TensPlace * 10) + OnesPlace)
End If
If (HundresPlace >= 1) Then TempThousandsWords = Numbers(HundresPlace) & " Hundred and " & TempThousandsWords
TempThousandsWords = Trim(TempThousandsWords)
If PowersLoop \ 3 > 0 Then TempThousandsWords = TempThousandsWords & " " & Powers(PowersLoop \ 3) & ","
If (Len(TempThousandsWords) > 0) Then TempString = TempThousandsWords & " " & TempString
Next
NumberToWords = Trim(TempString)

End Function
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