Cant get a decimal result (VB6)

Hi Experts
I need to get a result to 2 decimal places but my calculations always seem to round of to integers.

Dim SumPurchaseRates as long
Dim NrOfClients as long

Debug.print "Average purchase rate = " & Format ((SumPurchaseRates / NrOfClients), "###0.00")  
Debug.print = 9.00  (when using  7022/758)

ie I'd like an answer of 9.26. (in VB6) Please help......

peterdarazsAsked:
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Patrick MatthewsCommented:
Hello peterdarazs,

You have to declare at least one of the variables as Single or Double.  When both dividend and divisor are
Long or Integer, then the result will also be Long or Integer.

Regards,

Patrick
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RiteshShahCommented:
well, I agree with Matthew... if you divide INT by INT, it will return int so "SumPurchaseRates" should be single or double. Moreover, you have raised question in MS SQL Server zone so I guess you are fetching data right from there, in that case, you should do this operation in SQL Query itself.
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Chandan_GowdaCommented:
This should work....Please check
Dim SumPurchaseRates as double
Dim NrOfClients as double

Debug.print "Average purchase rate = " & Format ((SumPurchaseRates / NrOfClients), "###0.00")  
Debug.print = 9.00  (when using  7022/758)

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RiteshShahCommented:
hi Chandan,

that will work for sure but actually don't need to define both variable as double, first one will do the job. even, it is depends on author, how he should go for.........
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Chandan_GowdaCommented:
yes ritesh.... you are right...
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RiteshShahCommented:
actually my concern was to save few bits of memory by declaring only one variable as double.
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peterdarazsAuthor Commented:
Hi Thanks guys - I hope you don;t mind  if share the points for those 3 quick answers (unfortunately someone has dimmed the point window as INt so we can't quite do 166.66 ) Close enough anyway. Mega thanks ......
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RiteshShahCommented:
welcome, glad to help!!!

Ritesh Shah
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