# Fixed_DecimalDigits ( Num ; DecCount )

format a number to a predefined number of decimal digits - recursive

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Antonios M. Kesmetzis - Show more from this author |

Fixed_DecimalDigits ( 12,01345 ; 4 )

12,0134

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

/* AnKe

Skopelos Island, Greece

March 2009

This function is recursive

It formats a number to a predefined number of decimal digits

It lDOES NOT round the number in case less decimal digits than those of the number are specified

It simply ignores digits beyond the specified number

i.e. Num = 1 and DecCount = 3 Result is 1,000

Num = 1,01235 and DecCount = 4 Result is 1,0123

It is therefore useful when one needs to add trailing zeroes to the decimal part of a number

Comma "," is used as decimal point; it can be changed to dot "."

It has been developed to send FileMaker data to a database that uses fixed length fields

*/

## Comments

abonino, Münchenbuchsee Apr 7, 2010 |
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work not with swiss-date-format "." ;-( |
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victor, norristown pa Nov 7, 2013 |
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i need to set the number of decimal points in a field that is based on the value of another field in the same record. example: the number of decimal points in the field 'upper range' needs to be the number specified in the 'decimal places' field. i am using filemaker 10 pro advanced. thank you in advance!! | ||

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