Convert a Number to Words/Text

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...

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Hi menkiz,

Here's one:


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Also take a look at following samples done in VB6

Hope this helps
menkizAuthor Commented:
Exactly what I needed......
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))
            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
            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
    NumberToWords = Trim(TempString)

End Function
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