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[SOLVED] ALPHA TO NUMBER
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Hi,

I want a string/Alpha to be a Format number Cell in Excel.
So I Need to tranform my Alpha value into a number.

My Source is a SQL, where my value is a A14V.

Thanks!!!

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You could simply use EDIT(alphastring) if the string doesn't contain any alpha characters other than numerals.
TABLE FILE CAR
SUM COMPUTE ALPHA/A14V = '123456.65';
    COMPUTE NUMERIC/D12.2 = EDIT(ALPHA);
BY COUNTRY
END

I should add that a comma is not acceptable although a decimal point is OK.

If there are non-numerals then you will receive a value of zero.

T



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when I Edit it, then I just get 0,00
Don't know why


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What does a sample of your data look like? Does it contain commas because you are using continental numeric notation?

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Ja, just recognized.

Solved ist. I changed my Format in my SQL, sothat it's already a number.


It's SOLVED


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Probably the better way of acheiving it - it also pushes the validation to SQL as well!

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