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111506, 15:54 #1Registered User
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I am working on an Access Database that has a field I need to run check digit logic on. I am not sure how to set this up to indicate whether the number entered into the field is valid or not. This is the logic used to define the validity of a 10 digit number. I want to make sure that the 10th digit of a number is equal to the result of the following calculation using the first 9 digits of the same number.
Can someone help me with this please.
The following steps are involved in this calculation:
Step 1: Double the value of alternate digits beginning with the first
righthand digit (low order).
Step 2: Add the individual digits comprising the products obtained in
step 1 to each of the unaffected digits in the original number.
Step 3: Subtract the total obtained in step 2 from the next higher
number ending in 0 [this in the equivalent of calculating the
"tens complement" of the low order digit (unit digit) of the total].
If the total obtained in step 2 is a number ending in zero
(30, 40 etc.), the check digit is 0.
Example:
Account number without check digit: 4992 73 9871
4 9 9 2 7 3 9 8 7 1
x2 x2 x2 x2 x2

18 4 6 16 2
4 + 1 + 8 + 9 + 4 + 7 + 6 + 9 + 1 + 6 + 7 + 2 = 64
70  64 = 6
Account number with check digit 4992 73 9871 6

111706, 13:58 #2(Making Your Life Easy)
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Provided Answers: 11this show point you down the right path
Code:Function My_Code(CheckThis) Dim firstbit As Double Dim Nextup As Long Dim ANSWER As Long 'the first bit firstbit = 0 ANSWER = 0 newline = "" Check = Replace(CheckThis, " ", "") 'remove spaces For AA = 2 To Len(Check) Step 2 factor = Mid(Check, AA, 1) firstbit = (Val(factor) * 2) newline = newline & Mid(Check, AA  1, 1) + Trim(Str(firstbit)) Next For AA = 1 To Len(newline) ANSWER = ANSWER + Val(Mid(newline, AA, 1)) Next NEXTTEN = Str(Val(Left(ANSWER, 1)) + 1 & "0") THISANSWER = Val(NEXTTEN)  Val(ANSWER) My_Code = CheckThis & " " & THISANSWER End Function
and you test have only tested on 4992 73 9871 which works
aaa = My_Code("4992 73 9871")
aaa has the value 4992 73 9871 6Last edited by myle; 111706 at 14:08.
hope this help
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One more question
That makes sense. I have one more question. If I want this logic to check information entered into a text box on a form, how do I link it to the text box? Also, I want it to produce an error message if the result does not match the 10th digit.

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Provided Answers: 11what is the a error one
in a textbox
=My_Code([anothertextboxinthisform])
then I change the code
don't forget to paste code into a modulehope this help
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Provided Answers: 11Try this
Code:Function My_Code(CheckThis) Dim firstbit As Double Dim Nextup As Long Dim ANSWER As Long 'the first bit firstbit = 0 ANSWER = 0 newline = "" Check = Replace(CheckThis, " ", "") 'remove spaces '***************************************** CodeCheck = Right(Check, 1) 'get the last digit Check = Mid(Check, 1, Len(Check)  1) 'take last digit off '***************************************** For AA = 2 To Len(Check) Step 2 factor = Mid(Check, AA, 1) firstbit = (Val(factor) * 2) newline = newline & Mid(Check, AA  1, 1) + Trim(Str(firstbit)) Next For AA = 1 To Len(newline) ANSWER = ANSWER + Val(Mid(newline, AA, 1)) Next NEXTTEN = Str(Val(Left(ANSWER, 1)) + 1 & "0") THISANSWER = Val(NEXTTEN)  Val(ANSWER) '************************************************* If Trim(CodeCheck) <> Trim(THISANSWER) Then My_Code = "Check Sum Error" Else My_Code = CheckThis End If '************************************************* End Function
hope this help
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I appreciate all of the help you have given to me. I found out this morning that the logic I was given was wrong. Below is what the logic should have been.
Step 1: Double the value of alternate digits beginning with the Second
righthand digit (low order).
Step 2: Add the individual digits comprising the products obtained in
step 1 to each of the unaffected digits in the original number.
Step 3: Add 24 to total from step 2
Step 4: Subtract the total obtained in step 3 from the next higher
number ending in 0 [this in the equivalent of calculating the
"tens complement" of the low order digit (unit digit) of the total].
If the total obtained in step 2 is a number ending in zero
(30, 40 etc.), the check digit is 0.
Step 5: Verify that the resulting number equals the 10th digit in the original
number.
Account Number: 4992 73 9878
4 9 9 2 7 3 9 8 7 8
x2 x2 x2 x2 x2
8 9 18 2 14 3 18 8 14
8+ 9+ 1+8+2+1+4+3+1+8+8+1+4 = 58
58 + 24 = 82 90  82 = 8 X=8
If X <> 10th digit in account number, then Error Message: "Invalid Number"
If X = 10th digit in account number, then no message.
Thanks,

112706, 14:41 #7Registered User
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If you could document what these different steps are for, I can make the changes to make it fit what I need now. I am having a little difficulty understanding exactly what each thing is telling me.
Thanks,
Originally Posted by myle

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Provided Answers: 11old way
4 9 9 2 7 3 9 8 7 1
x2 x2 x2 x2 x2

18 4 6 16 2
4 + 1 + 8 + 9 + 4 + 7 + 6 + 9 + 1 + 6 + 7 + 2 = 64
code was
want to loop the len of the code looking @ the Sec number
here aa = 2 4 6 8 .....
For AA = 2 To Len(Check) Step 2
factor = Mid(Check, AA, 1)
firstbit = (Val(factor) * 2)
newline = newline & Mid(Check, AA  1, 1) + Trim(Str(firstbit))
Next
new way
4 9 9 2 7 3 9 8 7 8
x2 x2 x2 x2 x2
8 9 18 2 14 3 18 8 14
8+ 9+ 1+8+2+1+4+3+1+8+8+1+4 = 58
'know you say look @ the first number loop the sec number
aa = 1 3 5 7 9 ....
For AA = 1 To Len(Check) Step 2
factor = Mid(Check, AA, 1) 'read the number from the string
firstbit = (Val(factor) * 2) ' muply it by 2
newline = newline & Mid(Check, AA + 1, 1) + Trim(Str(firstbit))
' newline build the line back up
Next
hope this helpshope this help
StePhan McKillen
the aim is store once, not store multiple times
Remember... Optimize 'til you die!
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112806, 10:14 #9Registered User
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I figured that out yesterday afternoon. Thanks for getting back with me though. Below is the logic that I wrote in yesterday. It works with some of the numbers I have tried, but with a couple of them, it comes back one or two digits off.
I needed to add 24 to the final number that I got. I added it onto the end of the newline. Should I have added it differently, or should this work?
Thanks,
Function My_Code(CheckThis)
Dim firstbit As Double
Dim Nextup As Long
Dim ANSWER As Long
'the first bit
firstbit = 0
ANSWER = 0
newline = ""
Check = Replace(CheckThis, " ", "") 'remove spaces
'*****************************************
CodeCheck = Right(Check, 1) 'get the last digit
Check = Mid(Check, 1, 9) 'take last digit off
'*****************************************
For AA = 1 To Len(Check) Step 2
factor = Mid(Check, AA, 1)
firstbit = (Val(factor) * 2)
newline = newline & Mid(Check, AA + 1, 1) + Trim(Str(firstbit)) + 24
Next
For AA = 1 To Len(newline)
ANSWER = ANSWER + Val(Mid(newline, AA, 1))
Next
NEXTTEN = Str(Val(Left(ANSWER, 1)) + 1 & "0")
THISANSWER = Val(NEXTTEN)  Val(ANSWER)
'My_Code = CheckThis & " " & THISANSWER
'*************************************************
If Trim(CodeCheck) <> Trim(THISANSWER) Then
My_Code = "Not Valid"
Else
My_Code = "Valid"
End If
'*************************************************
End Function

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I figured out what I needed to do to make this work. Below is the new code I am using, and it works. This is for anyone who might be looking for something like this.
Function My_Code(CheckThis)
Dim firstbit As Double
Dim Nextup As Long
Dim ANSWER As Long
'the first bit
firstbit = 0
ANSWER = 0
newline = ""
Check = Replace(CheckThis, " ", "") 'remove spaces
'*****************************************
CodeCheck = Right(Check, 1) 'get the last digit
Check = Mid(Check, 1, 9) 'take last digit off
'*****************************************
For AA = 1 To Len(Check) Step 2
factor = Mid(Check, AA, 1)
firstbit = (Val(factor) * 2)
newline = newline & Mid(Check, AA + 1, 1) + Trim(Str(firstbit))
Next
For AA = 1 To Len(newline)
ANSWER = ANSWER + Val(Mid(newline, AA, 1))
Next
ANSWER = ANSWER + 24
NEXTTEN = Str(Val(Left(ANSWER, 1)) + 1 & "0")
IF Val(Right(ANSWER,1)) = 0 Then
THISANSWER = 0
Else
THISANSWER = Val(NEXTTEN)  Val(ANSWER)
End If
'*************************************************
If Trim(CodeCheck) <> Trim(THISANSWER) Then
My_Code = "Not Valid"
Else
My_Code = "Valid"
End If
'*************************************************
End Function