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VB.net convert numeric text into number

Posted on 2009-04-10
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Hi,

I have text in a string 1,234.0 when I try to convert this to a number using
Dim z as string = "1,234.0"
Dim x as integer = Val(z)

it converts the text to number 1

what can I do ?
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by:jpaulino
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That's because the "," is the decimal separator and that way it only gets the one. Integer values doesn't allaw to use decimal values.
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by:MichMat
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Ok , I thought that Val converts to a double
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If you want to convert to double you should use Double.Parse() method and replace the "," with nothing.
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        Dim z As String = "1,234.0"
        Dim x As Double = Double.Parse(z.Replace(","c, ""))

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by:garethh86
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See below, you can't use integer for this, integers are full numbers only (no decimal place), you can use double for what you want.
Dim Z as string = "1,234.56"
 
' Now remove the comma from the string
Dim Z2 as string = z.replace(",", "")
 
'store as double
Dim x as double = Z2

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by:MichMat
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Hi Thanks for that

That is the solution to the problem.
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by:jpaulino
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I don't belive !!!
I have give you the solution (the better) and you give point to the garethh86
That allot unfair!!
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by:MichMat
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Ahhhh Crap, Jpaulino the accepted solution was supposed to be yours, I didnt realise that someone else posted what is the same solution. Bugger
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by:jpaulino
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Ok, someone will fix it!
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by:MichMat
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Im quite happy to re-post again under new question
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by:MichMat
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Your suggestion is better I'll request attention to this thread and a correction to the points.
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by:jpaulino
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Thanks !
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by:garethh86
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Sorry, I made my post at the same time so didn't see your solution jpaulino, otherwise I wouldn't have posted. Nothing untoward, I wasn't trying to steal points. I'm more than happy to have the points moved over if possible, I must admit I was a little surprised when my solution was accepted.

Glad you got it working though!

Thanks

Gareth
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by:jpaulino
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No problem Gareth and have a nice Easter! :)
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by:MichMat
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Thank you for the solution and sorry for the initial mix up
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