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Solving the decimal separator problem

Reading a decimal number from a string can bring you a lot of trouble if you support clients with different decimal separators. All of the calculation will simply not complete and no error is generated in the log. Here is simple code to avoid this problem:

  
  Dim international 
As NotesInternational
 Set international = 
s.International
 dSeparator= 
international.DecimalSep

Replace the "." with the separator before converting the string to a number and do your calculation.

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This was first published in October 2004

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