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121107, 15:56 #1Registered User
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Unanswered: Format Decimal field, hide decimal when 0
Hi,
I have a decimal field with 4 decimal places. How do I format the field so that it suppresses the decimal places that are 0 and not display the dot if all 4 decimal places are 0. Basically trim the 0's from the right.
Examples:
123.1200 = 123.12
422.1000 = 422.1
531.0000 = 531
665.9876 = 665.9875
Thanks

121107, 16:35 #2www.gvee.co.uk
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121107, 17:31 #3Registered User
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I only want to remove the decimal when it is zero. What you suggested just changes the Decimal Places value under Number Format. I'm pretty sure that the only way to achieve this is using a formula, but I don't know how to do it.

121207, 08:34 #4www.gvee.co.uk
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Provided Answers: 10Try this
Code:If Right(ToText({Customers.Total Sales}), 3) = ".00" Then ToText({Customers.Total Sales}, 0) Else ToText({Customers.Total Sales}, 2)
Convert to string  test to see if the 3 rightmost characters ar ".00"  if they are, convert result to text using 0 decimal places, otherwise use 2.

121207, 11:21 #5Registered User
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ok but that still doesn't do what I'm looking for. Please look at the examples I gave:
123.1200 = 123.12
422.1000 = 422.1
531.0000 = 531
665.9876 = 665.9875

121207, 12:38 #6Registered User
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I managed to figure out the formula.
NumberVar decimals;
decimals := ToNumber(StrReverse(Split(ToText(CurrentFieldValue , 4), ".")[2]));
if decimals = 0 then
ToText(CurrentFieldValue, 0)
else
ToText(CurrentFieldValue, Length(ToText(decimals, 0, "")))
 I convert the value to text with 4 decimal places, ToText() seems to automatically use 2 decimal places if you don't specify.
 I split the text at the decimal and get the decimal value which is stored at index 2
 The decimal string is reversed and converted to a number which removes any 0's that were at the front because of the reverse
 The if checks if the number is 0 which means that the decimal string was "0000", else I get the length of the decimal string which I use when formatting the value to text

090511, 07:15 #7Registered User
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The Best and simple answer(Farzad)
just try the code below at format filed>Number>Customize> Decimals Code Part:
Code:if CurrentFieldValue=Int(CurrentFieldValue) then 0 else 2
Maxitem Software Corp.

020212, 09:44 #8Registered User
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thanks holythirteen
holythirteen's solution works awesome !!!!! Thanks man

042512, 09:17 #9Registered User
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Clumsy but works
In order to set the decimal places to show the significant places only
The logic:
Example: Suppose Price is 0.1023000
strreverse(totext({Price},7)) ==> 0003201.0
tonumber( 0003201.0 ) ==> 3201.0
Round(tonumber( 3201.0 )) ==> 3201
len(totext( 3201 ,0)) ==> 4 , so set decimal places to 4
The code:
If isnull({Price}) then 2
//else len(totext(Round(tonumber(strreverse(totext({Price },7,'')))),0))

042512, 11:28 #10Registered User
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Chain of ifs to deal with decimal places
I cannot say this is a smart solution to the problem from my point of view, seems sillyk that Crystal forces you to implement such a nasty formula for something a format function should handle easily
This is the solution I am giving for a scenario where, at least, we always want to show the figure with a minimum of 2 decimal places and a max of 7. Put this in the Crystal report field  format  decimals formula
If {Price}=truncate({price},2) then 2 else
If {Price}=truncate({price},3) then 3 else
If {Price}=truncate({price},4) then 4 else
If {Price}=truncate({price},5) then 5 else
If {Price}=truncate({price},6) then 6 else 7
Some examples
3 will be shown as 3.00
3.1 will be shown as 3.10
3.11 will be shown as 3.11
3.111 will be shonw as 3.111
and so on.
if removing completely the decimal part of the figure (for example, price = 6) is required, then add the extra if
If {Price}=truncate({price},0) then 0 else
On which case 3 would be shown as 3
and if you want to show one decimal place too add the following
If {Price}=truncate({price},1) then 1 else
On which case 3.1 would be shown as 3.1
I would be very glad to hear there is a more simple solution for this problem!

040313, 02:17 #11Registered User
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A Generic Solution
I managed to get a generic rounding formula to truncate trailing zero's.
One thing you have to do is set the rounding and decimals to 1 in the GUI (e.g. not 1.0, 1.00, and so on) and then implement the formula below against the rounding. I think that's because the final rounding number is the greater of what's configured in the GUI and what the formula result is.
Code:// If you don't specify the number of decimals, the number will be // converted to your default number of decimal places which was 2 // in my case, so not ideal when the number to convert may have // 3 or more dp stringVar number := ToText({the_table.the_numeric_field}, 8); // Strip trailing zero's while (right(number, 1) = "0") do number := left(number, len(number)  1); // Now work out how many decimal places are left and that is the // rounding amount len(number)  InStr(number, ".");
Last edited by JonnyRobot; 040413 at 01:13.

042813, 04:56 #12Registered User
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Another Suggestion
if (CurrentFieldValue > 1 OR CurrentFieldValue < 1 )then
0
else
2

061913, 10:08 #13Registered User
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I know this is late, but I tried the above solutions, and none fit the request, nor what I needed. In the end, I came up with this to be entered under a custom decimal style. (Format Object>Customize>Decimals Formula)
LEN(Replace(Right(ToText(CurrentFieldValue), Len(ToText(CurrentFieldValue))  InStr(ToText(CurrentFieldValue), ".")), "0", ""))
Seperate the text after the decimal, replace any 0s with "", and use the remaining length for the final number of decimals. Should function with any number of decimals.Last edited by Amaethon; 061913 at 10:12.

111913, 11:33 #14Registered User
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How to ignore zero decimal place values in Crystal Reports  Stack Overflow
This is a more comprehensive solution