# Java and Currency Counting

Hi Experts,

I want to count a set of numbers that happen to be in EUR format (not USD).
3,45 translates to 3.45 in US

I want to count a bunch of numbers that are in EUR format.  Can anyone offer any tips on how to do this?
Ex:
345,99
200,99
567,83
Total = 1.114,81

I know that BigDecimal will blow up if I use commas so I'm not sure what else to use.

Thank you!!
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Commented:

This works for both 5,45 and 1.115,45:

NumberFormat format = NumberFormat.getInstance(Locale.GERMANY);
Object value = format.parse("5,45");

System.out.println("value: " + value);
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Commented:
You just use replace before you use big decimal
String s1 = s.replace(",",".")
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Commented:
Or maybe even better:

String s = "1.114,81";

String s1 = "";
for(int j=0; j<s.length(); j++){
if(s.charAt(j)== '.')continue;
if(s.charAt(j)==',')s1 = s1 + ".";
else s1 = s1 + s.charAt(j);

}
System.out.println(s1);
it should print:
1114.81
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Commented:
If you want then to use them as numbers
you can after that use

double x =  Double.parseDouble(s1);
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Commented:
You can of course make a method out of it:

String convert(String s){
String s1 = "";
for(int j=0; j<s.length(); j++){
if(s.charAt(j)== '.')continue;
if(s.charAt(j)==',')s1 = s1 + ".";
else s1 = s1 + s.charAt(j);

}
return s1;
}

then you just sum them like

double sum;

sum += Double.parseDouble(convert(s)); - add for each number

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Author Commented:
Thanks objects and for Yan - once I know the currency, then are you saying I should so a String.replace() on the commas?  It there not an easier way to calculate this?
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Commented:
NumberFormat should handle it for you
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Commented:
I'm not sure it all depends on currency - it rather depends on the country - on Locale - in some
countries they use commas, in some they do not use.
If your numbers come from different countries, then, i guess you should use
the way onjects suggested bu specify locale. If all your numbers are
uniform in sense of the country like that 1.111,18 then you can
use method which I wrote (replace is not enough - it will not remove the dot).
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Commented:
actually your values aren't actually currency values, they are just numbers.
you should just need to specify locale to use for parsing
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@objects:
Still, this throws exception for me in Java 1.5:

NumberFormat format = NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance(Locale.FRANCE);
Object value = format.parse("5,45");

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@objects:
Yes without curreny it works:

NumberFormat format = NumberFormat.getInstance(Locale.FRANCE);
Object value = format.parse("5,45");

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Commented:
But this returns just "1", rather than "1115.45"

NumberFormat format = NumberFormat.getInstance(Locale.FRANCE);
Object value = format.parse("1.115,45");

System.out.println("value: " + value);
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