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# FileMaker Pro Custom Functions

Alpha2Int ( Alpha )

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Converts Alpha string to its integral equivalent

Sample Input:
 Alpha2Int ( "ABC" )
Sample Output:
 731

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

## Description:

// SAMPLE CONVERSION FOR Alpha = &quot;ABC&quot;

// FIRST ITERATION

// Alpha = &quot;ABC&quot;
// Integer =&gt; Position ( &quot;ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ&quot; ; &quot;A&quot; ; 0 ; 1 ) * 26 ^ ( 3 - 1 ) = 1 * 26 ^ 2 = 676

// SECOND ITERATION

// Alpha =&gt; &quot;BC&quot;
// Integer +=&gt; Position ( &quot;ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ&quot; ; &quot;B&quot; ; 0 ; 1 ) * 26 ^ ( 2 - 1 ) = 2 * 26 ^ 1 = 52

// THIRD ITERATION

// Alpha = &quot;C&quot;
// Integer +=&gt; Position ( &quot;ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ&quot; ; &quot;C&quot; ; 0 ; 1 ) * 26 ^ ( 1 - 1 ) = 3 * 26 ^ 0 = 3

// Integer = 676 + 52 + 3 = 731

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