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# LEFT function in VB 6.0

Posted on 2007-03-19
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Please tell me how would I convert code below from VBA to VB6.0

A2=2367.25

(LEFT(INT(A2))+1)*(10^(LEN(INT(A2))-1))
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Question by:Aiysha
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ID: 18748389
what should the following part of the expression do:
(LEFT(INT(A2))+1)
because that is not valid.

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ID: 18748396
Not sure what that command is supposed to do in vba...

a2 * 10^(len(a2)-1)

may be what youre after?
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Expert Comment

ID: 18748411
The Left() function is used to extract a certain number of characters from the Left side of a String.  In your example, it's use doesn't make any sense...

Can you explain in PLAIN ENGLISH what you are trying to compute?  ...and/or explain the process of computing it...
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Author Comment

ID: 18748460
left shoud take the leftmost character.. in my example about left should be 2.. Please paste this function in excel spreadsheet and see for your self what this function does..Its a way of rounding a number to its closest 1s,10s,100th, or 1000th..

Thank you.
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ID: 18748512
Try

newString= left(int(a2),1) * (10^(len(int(a2))-1))
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ID: 18748519
(LEFT(INT(4234),1)+1)*(10^(LEN(INT(4234))-1))
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ID: 18748528
indeed, excel's LEFT takes 1 as default value for the lenght parameter.
vba does not have a default, hence you need to give that value explicitely
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Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
ID: 18748537
Another one...

Dim A2 As Double
A2 = 2367.25

Dim rounded As Integer
rounded = (Left(A2, 1) + 1) * (10 ^ (Len(CStr(Int(A2))) - 1))
Debug.Print rounded
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