Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

String_to_Number_in_Scientific_Notation ( text )

Replaces GetAsNumber for Strings in Scientific Notation

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Dr. Ronald W. Satz   Dr. Ronald W. Satz
Transpower Corporation

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  Sample input:
String_to_Number_in_Scientific_Notation ( "1.1234e+29" ) )
  Sample output:

  Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)

GetAsNumber fails when the string contains a number in scientific notation. String_to_Numbter_in_Scientific_Notation fixes this problem. Note that this function calls another custom function, ScientificNotation--which you must have installed. You can, of course, set the precision for this latter function (6 in the above example).



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