# LuhnCheckDigit ( SeedNumber )

Creates a Luhn ( Mod 10 ) check digit

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Tim Griffith |

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

Luhn Check Digit Creator

Author: Tim Griffith

Format: LuhnCheckDigit ( SeedNumber )

This will create a Luhn ( Mod 10 ) check digit for a string

of numbers up to 40 characters long.

Test it by inputting the first 15 digits of a credit card

as the SeedNumber. This function will generate the last

number on that card.

Update: Errors noted and updated to observation ... Mod ( Length(SeedNumber) ; 2 ) - 1

## Comments

Phil Hanson May 30, 2010 |
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I've tried this CF but it didn't test on credit cards or the banks test sheet as expected. Is this the same MOD10 as specified below? MOD10V01 (W01M101F3) (STANDARD LUHNS MODULUS 10) Weights Array 01 02 01 02 01 02 01 02 01 02 01 02 01 02 01 02 01 02 01 02 Start Left N Add Digits Y Divide By 10 Keep Zero Y Subtract From 10 CD Length 1 |
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Thomas Seidler, London Sep 28, 2010 |
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likewise found it did not work... after due investigation you need to change one line in code: at final case statement you have "Mod ( SeedNumber ; 2 ) > 0" (odd/even detector). Needs to be: Mod ( Length(SeedNumber) ; 2 ) - 1 T |
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Tim Griffith Dec 21, 2010 |
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Error fixed 12-21-2010 Thank you for noting so. Sorry so long for update. I forgot my password until now. |
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Quentin King, Brighton Aug 28, 2014 |
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Can you help to adapt this for calculating a check digit for alphanumeric input? | ||

Michael E. Kupietz, FileMaker Consultant, San Francisco, CA Jun 18, 2017 |
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Great function, thanks! With minor changes, I converted this to accept a whole CC number and simply return 1/0 for whether the Luhn algorithm validates it. At the beginning, change: Let ( [ Cmpr = Filter ( SeedNumber ; "0123456789" ) ; . . . to: Let ( [ lastDigit = Right(SeedNumber;1); SeedNumber=Left(SeedNumber;Length(SeedNumber)-1); Cmpr = Filter ( SeedNumber ; "0123456789" ) ; . . . and at the end, change . . . Set_Even = A_Set_X + B_Set_1] ; /* Noted update ...at final case statement you have "Mod ( SeedNumber ; 2 ) > 0" (odd/even detector). Needs to be: Mod ( Length(SeedNumber) ; 2 ) - 1 ... */ Case ( Length ( SeedNumber ) > 40 ; "Source length limited to 40 characters" ; Mod ( Length(SeedNumber) ; 2 ) - 1 ; Right ( Int ( 10 - ( Mod ( Set_Odd ; 10 ) ) ) ; 1 ) ; Right ( Int ( 10 - ( Mod ( Set_Even ; 10 ) ) ) ; 1 ) ) ) to: . . . Set_Even = A_Set_X + B_Set_1; digit = Case ( Length ( SeedNumber ) > 40 ; "Source length limited to 40 characters" ; Mod ( Length(SeedNumber) ; 2 ) - 1 ; Right ( Int ( 10 - ( Mod ( Set_Odd ; 10 ) ) ) ; 1 ) ; Right ( Int ( 10 - ( Mod ( Set_Even ; 10 ) ) ) ; 1 ) ) ] ; /* Noted update ...at final case statement you have "Mod ( SeedNumber ; 2 ) > 0" (odd/even detector). Needs to be: Mod ( Length(SeedNumber) ; 2 ) - 1 ... */ If (digit=lastDigit;1;0) ) And that's it. This will make LuhnCheck(4111111111111111) = 1, indicating a valid CC# without any further comparison. |
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Michael E. Kupietz, FileMaker Consultant, San Francisco, CA Jun 18, 2017 |
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Ack! Somehow an extra space got added... chance "cm pr" in my revision of the top few lines to "cmpr". | ||

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