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Crystal Reports formatting phone number

Posted on 2014-04-18
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I have the following formula to format a phone number:

Picture(ToText({TABLE.FIELD}), "(xxx) xxx-xxxx")

But the result contains 2 decimal places, such as (555) 123-4567.00

Why is the .00 on there when I am converting it to text? I have tried:

Picture(ToText(Round({TABLE.FIELD},0)), "(xxx) xxx-xxxx")

But I still get the .00
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Question by:altosax
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by:mlmcc
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Unless you tell ToText and CStr how to format the number, it uses the system default which is generally 2 decimals

Try

Picture(ToText({TABLE.FIELD},0,""), "(xxx) xxx-xxxx")

That says 0 deicmal places and no thousands separator

You could also use

Picture(ToText({TABLE.FIELD},"0000000000"), "(xxx) xxx-xxxx")

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James0628 earned 500 total points
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If any of your phone numbers are 7 digits, with no area code, you may want to try to handle that.  mlmcc's second suggestion would put 0's where the area code would be, which may be good enough.  Another option would be the following, which would leave the area code blank if there were only 7 digits.

Picture(ToText({TABLE.FIELD}, "##########"), "(xxx) xxx-xxxx")


 James
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