Java Script Decimal Validation

I need a javascript that will force a decimal after a user inserts 3 numbers into a textfield and show the decimal in the textfeild on form load.

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Judson
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
First part is this:

<html>
<head>
<title>Zvonko &#42;</title>
<script>
function checkDec(theField){
  var theVal = theField.value.replace(/\D/g,'');
  if(theVal.length>2){
    theVal = theVal.substr(0,3)+"."+theVal.substr(3);
    if(theVal!=theField.value){
      theField.value = theVal;
    }
  }
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<input type="text" name="myDecimal" onKeyUp="checkDec(this)" >
</form>
</body>
</html>


Second part I do not understand.

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alexcohnCommented:
Zvonko, your solution satisfies the second requirement, as I read it. The point is that the decimal point be part of the text (at least, on Submit) and not simply some visual effect. Your solution forces numeric input and ensures that a point is part of the text as long as it is longer that two digits. I believe this is a complete solution.
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
we will see :)
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judsonmusicAuthor Commented:
Zvonko,

Can you explain to me exactly which each line of this does?

function checkDec(theField){
  var theVal = theField.value.replace(/\D/g,'');
  if(theVal.length>2){
    theVal = theVal.substr(0,3)+"."+theVal.substr(3);
    if(theVal!=theField.value){
      theField.value = theVal;
    }
  }
}

Thanks,

Judson


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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
Yes I can.
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judsonmusicAuthor Commented:
Ok, one problem, is there a way that if someone want to put a vlue of "4.2" for wxample that it will either place two 0's in front of the 4 or override it all together?


Thanks


Judson
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ZvonkoSystems architectCommented:
Like this:

<html>
<head>
<title>Zvonko &#42;</title>
<script>
function checkAndSetDec(theField){
  var thePos = theField.value.indexOf(".");
  var theVal = theField.value.replace(/\D/g,'');
  if(theVal.length>2 || thePos>0){
    if(thePos==1) theVal = "00"+theVal;
    if(thePos==2) theVal = "0"+theVal;
    theVal = theVal.substr(0,3)+"."+theVal.substr(3);
    if(theVal!=theField.value){
      theField.value = theVal;
    }
  }
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<input type="text" name="myDecimal" onKeyUp="checkAndSetDec(this)" >
</form>
</body>
</html>


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