Extracts numerator from a string representing a fraction.
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FractionsNumerator( "5/16" )
FractionNumerator( "3 7/8" )
Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)
Extracts the numerator from a string representing a fraction. Will work with improper fractions as well as mixed numbers. Result is numeric.
John Sauer, Boston, MA
Mar 7, 2018
This function fails on negative inputs.
FractionNumerator("-5 1/2") returns -9, but the correct value to return is -11.
The last line, "GetAsNumber(Middle..." should be added to the value preceding it if WholeNumber is positive, but subtracted from it if WholeNumber is negative.
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