Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

String_to_Number_in_Scientific_Notation ( text )

Replaces GetAsNumber for Strings in Scientific Notation

  Average rating: 5.0 (2 votes) Log in to vote

Dr. Ronald W. Satz   Dr. Ronald W. Satz - Show more from this author
Transpower Corporation

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

  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).



Log in to post comments.


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

Support this website.

This library has been a free commmunity resource for FileMaker users and developers for 16 years. It receives no funding and has no advertisements. If it has helped you out, I'd really appreciate it if you could contribute whatever you think it's worth: