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Amount2CSV ( amount )

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Martin Spanjaard, Trias Digitaal
http://www.triasdigitaal.nl

Formats an amount in csv format

Sample Input:
Amount2CSV ( "1.200,21" ; "." )
Sample Output:
1200.21


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© Martin Spanjaard, Trias Digitaal, 2014

Formats an amount so it can be used in an export in csv format.

No thousand separators, only a decimal separator, which can be given as argument or is a period by default, and just two numbers behind the decimal separator.

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

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

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You should round BEFORE you take the Int() - otherwise you are liable to get weird results, such as 9.995 being "formatted" as "9.00".

comment, VR
May 07, 2014 3:21pm

Yes and no,

VR is right, the result of the original calculation [round( amount ; 2 ) * 100] was wrong with numbers like 9,995.

But rounding is not necessary at all to get the decimal part of the number.

Multiply by 100, take the integer, and then the last two numbers form the correct decimal part.

But perhaps that is what VR meant.

So I corrected the calculation.

Martin Spanjaard, Amsterdam
May 07, 2014 9:21pm

My point was that you cannot round only the decimal part of a number.

As for rounding being necessary at all, that's for you to decide. I presume you had the rounding there in the first place to make sure that 0.099 would be shown as "0.10" instead of "0.09" as it does now.

comment, VR
May 08, 2014 4:29am

VR was and is totally right.
Thanks

Martin Spanjaard, Amsterdam
May 11, 2014 1:12pm

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