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  • Ton Spies
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    Re: Help with copying value of calculated field to a variable

    In addition to Mike's answer, the str() function supplies a format option.

    str(SALARY) -> " 25500", if SALARY contains 25500
    str(SALARY/10000,8,4) -> " 2.5500"
    str(23434.34,12,2,"$,") -> " $23,434.34"

    Look at STR() in the help for details.

    Ton

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  • MikeC
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    Re: Help with copying value of calculated field to a variable

    Have you tried using what was suggested?

    your_character_variable_name = str(your_numeric_calculated_field_name_here)


    EDIT LATER::
    conversely if needed in the future
    your_numeric_variable_name=val(your_character_calculated_field_name_here)
    Last edited by MikeC; 06-23-2010, 11:23 AM. Reason: more info

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  • Mark Williams
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    Re: Help with copying value of calculated field to a variable

    Sorry, should have been more clear...

    The calculated fields are numeric format.

    I need to update existing character formatted variables with the values in the numeric calculated fields.

    Thanks!

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  • Tim Kiebert
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    Re: Help with copying value of calculated field to a variable

    If the calculated value is not character what type is it? Numeric perhaps?
    If so, check out the str() function.

    You should be able to create an expression within the action script to suit.
    Which action scripts are you using? Can you provide a sample?

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  • Tom Cone Jr
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    Re: Help with copying value of calculated field to a variable

    What's the datatype of the calc field on your form?

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  • Help with copying value of calculated field to a variable

    I have a calculated field on a form and I need to copy the value of it to a variable that is defined as a character field on another form.

    Action scripting will do this if they are the same types but I cannot figure out how to copy it to a character defined variable.

    Any suggestions appreciated.
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