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# Question

### How can i translate numbers (Currency) into words on my laserfiche form?

asked on August 14

Using this javascript code but when i use the function in the "advanced" tab of the field, it doesn't work.

Code is:

Option Explicit

'Main Function

Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber)

Dim Cedis, Pesewas, Temp

Dim DecimalPlace, Count

ReDim Place(9) As String

Place(2) = " Thousand "

Place(3) = " Million "

Place(4) = " Billion "

Place(5) = " Trillion "

' String representation of amount.

MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber))

' Position of decimal place 0 if none.

DecimalPlace = InStr(MyNumber, ".")

' Convert pesewas and set MyNumber to Cedi amount.

If DecimalPlace > 0 Then

Pesewas = GetTens(Left(Mid(MyNumber, DecimalPlace + 1) & _ "00", 2))

MyNumber = Trim(Left(MyNumber, DecimalPlace - 1))

End If

Count = 1

Do While MyNumber <> ""

Temp = GetHundreds(Right(MyNumber, 3))

If Temp <> "" Then Cedis = Temp & Place(Count) & Cedis

If Len(MyNumber) > 3 Then

MyNumber = Left(MyNumber, Len(MyNumber) - 3)

Else

MyNumber = ""

End If

Count = Count + 1

Loop

Select Case Cedis

Case ""

Cedis = "NoCedis"

Case "One"

Cedis = "One Cedi"

Case Else

Cedis = Cedis & " Cedis"

End Select

Select Case Pesewas

Case ""

Pesewas = " and No Pesewas"

Case "One"

Pesewas = " and One Pesewa"

Case Else

Pesewas = " and " & Pesewas & " Pesewas"

End Select

SpellNumber = Cedis & Pesewas

End Function

' Converts a number from 100-999 into text

Function GetHundreds(ByVal MyNumber)

Dim Result As String

If Val(MyNumber) = 0 Then Exit Function

MyNumber = Right("000" & MyNumber, 3)

' Convert the hundreds place.

If Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1) <> "0" Then

Result = GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1)) & " Hundred "

End If

' Convert the tens and ones place.

If Mid(MyNumber, 2, 1) <> "0" Then

Result = Result & GetTens(Mid(MyNumber, 2))

Else

Result = Result & GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 3))

End If

GetHundreds = Result

End Function

' Converts a number from 10 to 99 into text.

Function GetTens(TensText)

Dim Result As String

Result = "" ' Null out the temporary function value.

If Val(Left(TensText, 1)) = 1 Then ' If value between 10-19...

Select Case Val(TensText)

Case 10: Result = "Ten"

Case 11: Result = "Eleven"

Case 12: Result = "Twelve"

Case 13: Result = "Thirteen"

Case 14: Result = "Fourteen"

Case 15: Result = "Fifteen"

Case 16: Result = "Sixteen"

Case 17: Result = "Seventeen"

Case 18: Result = "Eighteen"

Case 19: Result = "Nineteen"

Case Else

End Select

Else ' If value between 20-99...

Select Case Val(Left(TensText, 1))

Case 2: Result = "Twenty "

Case 3: Result = "Thirty "

Case 4: Result = "Forty "

Case 5: Result = "Fifty "

Case 6: Result = "Sixty "

Case 7: Result = "Seventy "

Case 8: Result = "Eighty "

Case 9: Result = "Ninety "

Case Else

End Select

Result = Result & GetDigit _

(Right(TensText, 1)) ' Retrieve ones place.

End If

GetTens = Result

End Function

' Converts a number from 1 to 9 into text.

Function GetDigit(Digit)

Select Case Val(Digit)

Case 1: GetDigit = "One"

Case 2: GetDigit = "Two"

Case 3: GetDigit = "Three"

Case 4: GetDigit = "Four"

Case 5: GetDigit = "Five"

Case 6: GetDigit = "Six"

Case 7: GetDigit = "Seven"

Case 8: GetDigit = "Eight"

Case 9: GetDigit = "Nine"

Case Else: GetDigit = ""

End Select

End Function

want to be able to type "=SpellNumber(variable)" in the formula part of the field which should translate the values for me.

Can anyone help please?

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# Replies

replied on August 15

I'm not a coder but I'm pretty sure that is Visual Basic code, not JavaScript so it won't work for this purpose.

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replied on August 16

Any ideas on a JavaScript code to make it work?

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replied on August 16

Here's something I hacked together from some code I borrowed from an npm package called Number to Words, so most of the credit goes there. I just added a little logic to make it work for currency. You'll want to thoroughly test this due to the duct tape and baling wire nature of the code.

You just need to call the function toWords and pass it a number.

```var TEN = 10;
var ONE_HUNDRED = 100;
var ONE_THOUSAND = 1000;
var ONE_MILLION = 1000000;
var ONE_BILLION = 1000000000;           //         1.000.000.000 (9)
var ONE_TRILLION = 1000000000000;       //     1.000.000.000.000 (12)
var ONE_QUADRILLION = 1000000000000000; // 1.000.000.000.000.000 (15)
var MAX = 9007199254740992;             // 9.007.199.254.740.992 (15)

var LESS_THAN_TWENTY = [
'Zero', 'One', 'Two', 'Three', 'Four', 'Five', 'Six', 'Seven', 'Eight', 'Nine', 'Ten',
'Eleven', 'Twelve', 'Thirteen', 'Fourteen', 'Fifteen', 'Sixteen', 'Seventeen', 'Eighteen', 'Nineteen'
];

var TENTHS_LESS_THAN_HUNDRED = [
'Zero', 'Ten', 'Twenty', 'Thirty', 'Forty', 'Fifty', 'Sixty', 'Seventy', 'Eighty', 'Ninety'
];

function isSafeNumber(value) {
return typeof value === 'number' && Math.abs(value) < MAX;
}

function isFinite(value) {
return !(typeof value !== 'number' || value !== value || value === Infinity || value === -Infinity);
}

function toWords(number) {
var words;

if (!isFinite(number)) {
throw new TypeError(
'Not a finite number: ' + number + ' (' + typeof number + ')'
);
}
if (!isSafeNumber(number)) {
throw new RangeError(
'Input is not a safe number, it’s either too large or too small.'
);
}

// Begin custom currency logic
let whole = Math.floor(number);
let fraction = (number % 1).toFixed(2) * 100
let wholeWords = generateWords(whole);
let fractionWords = generateWords(fraction);

let pesewa = '';

if(whole == 1){
pesewa = " Pesewa";
} else {
pesewa = " Pesewas";
}

let cedi = '';

if(fraction == 1){
cedi = " Cedi";
} else {
cedi = " Cedis";
}

words = generateWords(whole) + pesewa + ' and ' + generateWords(fraction) + cedi;
return words;
}

function generateWords(number) {
var remainder, word,
words = arguments;

// We’re done
if (number === 0) {
return !words ? 'Zero' : words.join(' ').replace(/,\$/, '');
}
// First run
if (!words) {
words = [];
}
// If negative, prepend “minus”
if (number < 0) {
words.push('minus');
number = Math.abs(number);
}

if (number < 20) {
remainder = 0;
word = LESS_THAN_TWENTY[number];

} else if (number < ONE_HUNDRED) {
remainder = number % TEN;
word = TENTHS_LESS_THAN_HUNDRED[Math.floor(number / TEN)];
// In case of remainder, we need to handle it here to be able to add the “-”
if (remainder) {
word += '-' + LESS_THAN_TWENTY[remainder];
remainder = 0;
}

} else if (number < ONE_THOUSAND) {
remainder = number % ONE_HUNDRED;
word = generateWords(Math.floor(number / ONE_HUNDRED)) + ' hundred';

} else if (number < ONE_MILLION) {
remainder = number % ONE_THOUSAND;
word = generateWords(Math.floor(number / ONE_THOUSAND)) + ' thousand,';

} else if (number < ONE_BILLION) {
remainder = number % ONE_MILLION;
word = generateWords(Math.floor(number / ONE_MILLION)) + ' million,';

} else if (number < ONE_TRILLION) {
remainder = number % ONE_BILLION;
word = generateWords(Math.floor(number / ONE_BILLION)) + ' billion,';

} else if (number < ONE_QUADRILLION) {
remainder = number % ONE_TRILLION;
word = generateWords(Math.floor(number / ONE_TRILLION)) + ' trillion,';

} else if (number <= MAX) {
remainder = number % ONE_QUADRILLION;
word = generateWords(Math.floor(number / ONE_QUADRILLION)) +