Solved

vb,net convert money to string

Posted on 2014-12-06
3
204 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-06
Hi experts
I have a table field hour format money and it has a value 5.4800 stored to it,
I would like convert that to a string but only 2 decimals i,e 5.48
I am using the following code to get this value. I was wondering if their is an easy and shorter way to doing it,


       Dim hoursxx = row("Hours").ToString
                Dim lhx = Len(hoursxx)
                Dim lhxx = Microsoft.VisualBasic.Left(hoursxx, lhx - 2)

lhxx returns 5.68

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:b001
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Neil Russell earned 500 total points
ID: 40484977
Dim hoursxx = row("hours")
Dim str1 as string
str1 = Format(hoursxx, "##,##0.00")

Open in new window


58.9800 would give "58.98"
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:it_saige
ID: 40484990
Whenever doing these types of conversions, it is better to do a type and exception safe conversion, in your case:
Dim hoursxx = row("hours")
Dim formatter As Decimal
Dim converted As String = If(Decimal.TryParse(hoursxx, formatter), formatter.ToString("0.00"), "Invalid decimal/money value")

Open in new window


Example program -
Module Module1
	Private money1 As String = "58.98000"
	Private money2 As String = "145.00"
	Private money3 As String = "45.789032"
	Private money4 As String = "I am not money"

	Sub Main()
		Dim format As Decimal = Decimal.MinValue
		Console.WriteLine("Money 1 is - {0}", If(Decimal.TryParse(money1, format), format.ToString("0.00"), "Not a decimal/money value"))
		Console.WriteLine("Money 2 is - {0}", If(Decimal.TryParse(money2, format), format.ToString("0.00"), "Not a decimal/money value"))
		Console.WriteLine("Money 3 is - {0}", If(Decimal.TryParse(money3, format), format.ToString("0.00"), "Not a decimal/money value"))
		Console.WriteLine("Money 4 is - {0}", If(Decimal.TryParse(money4, format), format.ToString("0.00"), "Not a decimal/money value"))
		Console.ReadLine()
	End Sub
End Module

Open in new window


Produces the following output -Capture.JPG
-saige-
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 40485008
@it_saige
If you read the question, the data was coming from a Monet type database field. So it is not going to contain "I am not money" hence I never made assumptions about type and gave what was required for this scenario.
Had the source of the data been unknown then yes, yours would be safe.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The ECB site provides FX rates for major currencies since its inception in 1999 in the form of an XML feed. The files have the following format (reducted for brevity) (CODE) There are three files available HERE (http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/exch…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question