Software Venture Consulting

FileMaker Pro downloads & Resources
FileMaker Custom Functions
FileMaker Web Viewer Examples
FileMaker Pro & Lasso Consulting
FileMaker Books
FileMaker Articles
FileMaker Error Reference

Free Web Tools
Free FileMaker Tools

Personal Pages

Shopping Cart
Shopping Cart


Free Newsletter


Privacy Policy

FileMaker is a registered trademark of FileMaker, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.


 FileMaker Pro Custom Functions

List  |  Show Random  |  Upload  |  Add This to Your Site

PercentToText (FIELD)

Rate this function:  

  Average rating: 4.6  (25 votes)
  Discuss this Custom Function

Randy Fowler, United Properties

Converts percent into words suitable for real estate leases, etc.

Sample Input:
PercentToText ( 123.42 )
Sample Output:
One Hundred and Twenty-Three and 42/100 (123.42%) percent

 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Click here to copy To Clip Manager if you have myFMbutler's Clip Manager installed


Converts number meant to be a pecentage into text formatted for a real estate lease, etc., Thus 23.42 would become Twenty-Three and 42/100 (123.42%) percent. Function only goes up to 999.99%

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it


The function isn't particularly efficient on the fraction part. It also doesn't handle something like 0.7% correctly as a fraction, converting it to 7/100 instead of 70/100.

I would take the last section that deals with the fraction and replace it with this:

Right( "00" & Mod( Int( Start amount *100 ) ; 100 ) ; 2 )

the first section could be shortened slightly by taking "Hundred" out from each choice and adding it to the end of the calculation.

Will Loving, Northampton, MA
February 06, 2014 1:04pm

Make a comment about this Custom Function (please try to keep it brief & to the point). Anyone can post:

Your Name:
characters left. If you paste in more than 1500 characters, it will be truncated. Discuss the function - advertisements and other useless posts will be deleted.
Answer 4 + 1 =
Search for Custom Functions:

Custom Functions Widget
Download the Custom Function Dashboard Widget for OS X
Keep all the latest Custom Functions right at your fingertips!

Newest Custom Functions:

1. PreviousMonthEndDate ( myDate )
  (Wed, Mar 07, 3:35am)
2. PreviousMonthName (myDate)
  (Wed, Mar 07, 3:33am)
3. FmTableFields ( tableName ; fieldsInclude ; fieldsExclude ; classExclude ; typeExclude ; prefixExclude )
  (Fri, Mar 02, 6:32am)
4. sql.getTable ( fullyQualifiedFieldObject )
  (Thu, Feb 22, 8:36am)
5. sql.getField ( fullyQualifiedFieldObject )
  (Thu, Feb 22, 8:34am)
6. FilterOut ( ListA ; ListB )
  (Wed, Feb 21, 6:11pm)
7. Char0 ( )
  (Sun, Feb 18, 2:35am)
8. CreateVCardFile ( FirstName ; LastName ; CompanyName ; Phone ; Email ; WEB ; hAddress1 ; hAddress2 ; hZip ; hCity ; hCountry ; wAddress1 ; wAddress2 ; wZip ; wCity%2
  (Sun, Feb 18, 1:50am)

RSS Feed of Custom Functions