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How to format a numeric field in Crystal to print an integer or a decimal depending on the value.

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What would be the appropriate way to format a numeric field so that it will not print any zeros to the right of the decimal point.

8.00 would print as 8
1.40 would print as 1.4
1.36 would print as 1.36
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Question by:Joe Brown
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by:mlmcc
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Do you only need 0, 1, or 2 decimals?

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by:Joe Brown
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I need all 3 if the number goes out that far. So, If I set the field to have 2 decimals, and the value returned on the report is 8.00 - how can I get that to report as 8. How can I get 1.40 to print as 1.4?

I want it to drop any zeros to the right of the decimal point and remove the decimal and print as an integer if it is a whole number.
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You don't ned to go to 3 decimals ever? Say 1.125?

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by:James0628
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Assuming that you never want to see more than 2 decimal places, you could create a formula similar to the following and put it on the report:

if Int ({field}) = {field} then
  CStr ({field}, 0)
else
  if ({field} * 100) \ 10 = {field} * 10 then
    CStr ({field}, 1)
  else
    CStr ({field}, 2)


 That seems to work.  It converts the number to a string, using different numbers of decimal places, based on the value.  FYI, the backwards slash (\) is integer division in CR.

 One basic limitation with that approach is that you won't be able to do summaries on that report field, because it's a string, but if you need a summary, you can just put the actual field on the report too, but suppressed, and then summarize that.


 FWIW, there are several other ways that you could handle those decimals.  That's just one option.

 James
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You can also control it through the format

Right click the field
Click FORMAT FIELD
Click the NUMBER TAB
Click CUSTOMIZE
CLick the formula button to the right of DECIMALS

if Int ({field}) = {field} then
     0
else  if (Int({field} * 10) = {field} * 10 then
    1
  else
    2

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by:James0628
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I think you've got an extra "(",  or left out a ")".

else  if Int({field} * 10) = {field} * 10 then


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by:mlmcc
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You're right

if Int ({field}) = {field} then
     0
else  if  Int({field} * 10) = {field} * 10 then
    1
  else
    2
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by:Joe Brown
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Wonderful. This works. Thank you for the formula mlmcc and the correct James.
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