DecToAlpha ( decimal )
Returns the representation of a decimal number as a variable-length alphabetic text string.
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Function definition: (Copy & paste into FileMaker's Edit Custom Function window)
Returns the representation of a decimal (base-10) number as a variable-length alphabetic text string, similar to the column headings in Excel: A, B, C ... Z, AA, AB ... AZ, BA, BB ... ZZ, AAA, AAB ... ZZZ, AAAA, AAAB, etc.
DecToAlpha expects numbers to start at 0 (zero). In other words, DecToAlpha (0) returns "A", while DecToAlpha (1) returns "B". If your numbers start at 1, and you want the number 1 to be represented as "A", use DecToAlpha (decimal - 1).
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