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fractions in drop down menus

Posted on 2007-12-06
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Hi,

Is it possible to format a dropdown box to display fraction values?

If I have a db value of .33, is there a way to express that in a drop down as a fraction?

Thanks

Bill
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by:divyeshhdoshi
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Yes,
it is possible ,
dropdown treat source value as a text
simply bind it with datavaluefield and datatextfield
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Yes, here is some simple VBScript that will give you a fraction:


MsgBox Dec2Frac(.33)
 
Function Dec2Frac(topPart)
    count = len(topPart) - InStr(topPart, ".")
    mult = 1
    For i = 1 to count
        mult = mult * 10
    Next
    Dec2Frac = (topPart * mult) & "/" & mult
End Function

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Jeffrey Coachman earned 300 total points
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billium99,

Create a table:

FrationID      Fraction      FractionValue
1      1      1
2      3/4      0.75
3      1/2      0.5
4      1/4      0.25
5      1/8      0.125

Then you can create your combox to *Display* the fraction but *Use* the Value.

Here is a sample with a table and a sample form:
https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/ee-stuff/6039-Access--EE-Q23007970--Display-f.zip

JeffCoachman
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by:billium99
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Hi - both solutions work - the second one is a slightly better fit for this project.

Thanks for the help guys!
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billium99,

I'm glad we were able to help!
:)

JeffCoachman
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