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# DBNum2 in Excel

Posted on 2012-03-22
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How to use the DBNUm1 / DBNum2 in Excel ? I have keyed the simple conversion but it doesn't work. Any idea ?

TEXT(8,"[DBNum1]")="¿"
TEXT(8,"[DBNum2]")="¿"

Actually, I want to convert numeric amount into text. What's wrong with the string ?
G25 Value : 1178.65
Result : /¿¿¿¿¿6¿5¿

=IF(-DOLLAR(G25),SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(IF(G25<0,"¿",)&TEXT(INT(ABS(G25)+0.5%),"[dbnum2]G/¿¿¿¿¿;;")&TEXT(RIGHT(DOLLAR(G25),2),"[dbnum2]0¿0¿;;¿"),"¿¿",IF(ABS(G25)<1,,"¿")),"¿¿","¿"),"")
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ID: 37755834
can you provide a simple example worksheet with what you're attempting?

Dave
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The formula has been bolded with red color.

Thanks
test.xls
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ID: 37755995
What language?

Here's a primer I found on conversions - scroll to the dbNum2 conversion.
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/domhelp/v8r0/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.ibm.productivity.tools.help%2Ftext%2Fcommon%2F01%2F05020301.html
Dave
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ID: 37756003
Simplfied Chinese.
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Expert Comment

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Please advise what you are seeing in cell J27 as I see chinese characters I assume are representing the number.  Is this what I should be seeing?
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Author Comment

ID: 37756015
No, they aren't.
Actually, I want to see the Chinese numeric word as xx dollor xx cents, where "dolloar" and "cents" will be displayed in Chinese words.

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Expert Comment

ID: 37756017
So you need help with the words dollars and cents, or just the number formatting as stated in the original question?

E.g., If I show you how to convert a number to simplified chinese using DBNUM can you take it from there?  I don't read Chinese.

Dave
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ID: 37756025
Is this what you're looking for (where you put the chinese words in for dollars and cents?)
Dave
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Expert Comment

ID: 37756082
Are you there?  I tested online and the simplified chinese seems correct as 700 dollars and 00 cents.  Or, are you trying to say "Seven Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents"?

Please verify as I'm standing by with some alternatives.

I used this where J54 had the value I was testing.

=TEXT(J54,"[DBNum2][\$-804]0") & " Dollars and " & RIGHT(TEXT(J54,"[DBNum2][\$-804].00"),3) & " cents"
Dave
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ID: 37756201
Yes. What's the meaning of" [[\$-804]0" ?

Any idea what's wrong with the formula in the Excel file ?

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Expert Comment

ID: 37756330
If the answer is correct, is there a need to "fix" the formula?

804 is the code number for simple Chinese format conversion:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/creating-international-number-formats-HA001034635.aspx

Cheers,

Dave
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Expert Comment

ID: 37756341
Translating all of it to simple chinese...

The revised formula for cell J27 should be:

See attached worksheet with J27 updated

Cheers,

Dave
test2.xls
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Expert Comment

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Unless I've given you something that is incorrect (though I think your comment "Yes" means it is correct), I'd need help on the characters you have in the formula as I can't translate chinese that fast = would probably take me 30+ minutes to do that.  So if the chinese characters in your formula were converted to english, THEN I could help you parse the formula if what I gave you doesn't suffice.

Also, I think I answered your fundamental question - how to convert a number using the Text function to simple chinese.  by the way, it is impossible to read your original question to see the chinese characters - they all look like upside-down question marks ;)

Do you need additional assistance, or is what I've given you created a direct linkage for you to solve the problem, going forward?  I want to make sure you're getting what you asked for.

Please advise.

Dave
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dlmille earned 2000 total points
ID: 37756382
The google translation of my original solution for 700.00 is:

"SEVEN December dollars and cents December" which I believe is right.

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Ok - I gave your formula a shot, and hopefully you find this a help.  Would be great if you tell me how close I got, lol:

The revised formula, parsing all the bits together and using your conjunction terms:

And, this could be right but the idioms you're using don't directly translate with google, but here goes:  700.00 translated using this new format to:

"The qi Hong common format yuan qi. December" which could be right too?

See attached.

Dave
test3.xls
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