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GetVersionAsNumber ( Version )

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Eilert Sundt, Eilert Sundt Systemdesign

Converts a software version number to a decimal number regardless of location

Sample Input:
GetVersinAsNumber ( "10.456" )
Sample Output:
10,456 ( Norwegian system)
10.456 ( US system )

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


With FileMaker having made the jump to double-digit version numbers,
testing for the correct FM version has just got a bit more difficult
if you're outside of the US. In earlier versions, we could filter out
the numbers from the Application Version and read the leftmost digit
to get at the "main" version number, but that won't work anymore. So,
we would like to get the number portion of the Version string as a
true decimal number, which is what this CF does.

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



Abs(Get ( ApplicationVersion ))

Do the same thing?

Rob, East Hampton , Ct
August 26, 2009 12:40pm

If you're on a US system, yes - but if your locale does not recognise the point (".") as a decimal separator it won't. That's the whole point (pardon the pun) of the exercise: in large parts of the world the comma is used as the decimal separator.

Eilert Sundt, Hammerfest, Norway
August 26, 2009 11:22pm

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