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Okay this is crazy I have a form that has 3 text inputs
the first takes a quantity, the second the unit price and the third the ext price
i take the quantity and times it by the unit price and make the total the ext price value
and i format the ext price with .toFixed(2) all that is fine
however when i also try to format the unit price to 2 decimals i receive the following error

TypeError: unitprice.toFixed is not a function @ http://www.360-biz.com/www4/printquote/quote-lz-2.html:23

Can anyone please help and tell me why, i will not include the entire html just the pertinent parts



How can it be that the .toFixed() function works the first time but not the second time?
I am baffled.....
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Use
var unitprice = parseInt($("#unitprice1").val());

It works the first time because it is assumed to be a number because of the calculation
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replace : var unitpricex = unitprice.toFixed(2);
by : var unitpricex = (unitprice * 1).toFixed(2)
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by:leozayas
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thank you gary :-)
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