# Thread: Newbie question on inserting function

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## Unanswered: Newbie question on inserting function

I have a function that I used in an excel sheet to convert digits to their word equivalent. As in 100 = One Hundred
Could any one please tell me how to use this in Access. I have copy pasted the code into a Module but do not know how to use it in a report

Code:
```Option Explicit
'Main Function
Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber)
Dim Dollars, Fils, 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 Fils and set MyNumber to dollar amount.
If DecimalPlace > 0 Then
Fils = 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 Dollars = Temp & Place(Count) & Dollars
If Len(MyNumber) > 3 Then
MyNumber = Left(MyNumber, Len(MyNumber) - 3)
Else
MyNumber = ""
End If
Count = Count + 1
Loop
Select Case Dollars
Case ""
Dollars = ""
Case "One"
Dollars = "One Dirham"
Case Else
Dollars = Dollars & " Dollars"
End Select
Select Case Fils
Case ""
Fils = " and 00/100 only"
Case "One"
Fils = " and 1/100 only"
Case Else
Fils = " and " & Fils & "/100 only"
End Select
SpellNumber = Dollars & Fils
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```

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in a query

wordpellNumber([feildname])

in a text box

=SpellNumber([feildname])

in a Event

Me.feildname = SpellNumber(me.feildname)

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I am using a textbox. I get a Runtime Error '13' Type Mismatch.

Here is excatly what I am doing
I have a text box field1 that contains the amount
I have another text box that I have set to SpellNumber(field1)

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try taking out the ByVal in the function line

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Tried that too. Didnt work

I am looking to convert a total amount to its word equivalent. Would you know of any function like that. The one that I have worked perfectly in MS Excel but I am unable to use it here

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I figured it out
myNumber needs to be String and no Integer