Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions

Ordinal ( number )

Converts an integer into an ordinal number (1st, 2nd, 3rd).

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Vaughan Bromfield   Vaughan Bromfield - Show more from this author

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  Sample input:
Ordinal ( 6 )
  Sample output:

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

Based on a discussion held on FM Forums.
Contributions by Bob Weaver, LaRetta, and Vaughan Bromfield.

This function returns the number appended with the ordinal text.


d = Int( GetAsNumber( number ) ) ;
n = Mod ( Abs( d ) ; 100 )
] ;

d & Choose ( Min( 4 ; Mod( n ; 10 ) ) * ( ( n < 11 ) or ( n > 13 ) ) ; "th" ; "st" ; "nd" ; "rd" ; "th" )




Simon Jenkins   Simon Jenkins, Llanwrda
Mar 20, 2018
Guys -

Hi, brilliant script - thank you.

However, when I come to export an excel sheet, the export cuts off the ordinal, ie :

1st just appears as 1 in excel, 28th as 28 etc.

Am I missing something to allow the ordinal part to be exported to excel?

Many thanks
Vaughan Bromfield   Vaughan Bromfield
Mar 21, 2018
That's Excel modifying the data, nothing to do with FileMaker.

To confirm, open the exported data (csv or whatever) in a text editor (NOT Excel).

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