Number to Text

Version 2


    Custom Function


    Mac OS X, Windows
    Todd Duell
    FMP 8, 8.5, 9, 10, 11
    Formulations Pro
    Web: No
    File Type: FP7
    Server: Yes
    FileSize: ~ .68 megabytes


    Converting a number field to text loses the formatting for the commas, cents, and currency symbols. To retain the formatting when converting a number to text you can utilize the Custom Functions in FileMaker Pro Advanced to create your own formatting. The custom functions in this example will show you how to assemble three custom functions that will apply dynamic text formatting for scientific notation, currency, and numbers with unlimited digits on each side of a decimal point (within the inherent limitation of FileMaker Pro).


    See sample file


    Sample Input

    Sample Output

    Developer's Notes

    See sample file for full demo and technical article.


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