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How can you sum comma separated numbers within a string?

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I have a string field in my data base.  Examples are:
0;3;4;2;3;5;0
3;4;1;20;3;0;4

I want to create a field that shows the sum of this field.

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17
35

Is there an easy way to do this?
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Question by:benbelzer
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by:Spydergt
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Are there always 7 numbers?  If so it may be easy to break it down trimming to the commas in a formula.
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Try this

WhilePrintingRecords;
Local StringVar Array MyNumbers;
Local NumberVar i;
Local NumberVar Total;

MyNumbers := Split({YourField},';');
For i := 1 to UBound(MyNumbers) do
    Total := Total + Val(MyNumbers[i];

Total

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by:benbelzer
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Flawless... thank you!
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