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NumberInWords (Function)
In french: NombreEnLettres
Converts a number to words.
The result of the conversion is:
  • expressed in French if the runtime language of the application is French. If the language of the operating system is Belgium, the "septante", "quatre-vingts" and "nonante" notations will be used.
  • expressed in English in all the other cases.
// Displays "eighty three point thirty four"
Info(NumberInWords(1.10, "Euro(s)"))
// Displays "one Euro ten"
Info(NumberInWords(1.01, "dollar(s)", "cent(s)"))
// Displays "one dollar and one cent"
<Result> = NumberInWords(<Number to convert> [, <Unit> [, <Name of hundredths>]])
<Result>: Character string
Spelled-out number.
<Number to convert>: Currency
Number to convert to a character string. The number to convert to words has the following characteristics:
  • 23 significant digits: up to 17 digits for the integer part, up to 6 digits for the decimal part.
  • can be included in the interval for defining the currencies: between -604 462 909 807 314 587,353 087 and +604 462 909 807 314 587,353 087.
<Unit>: Optional character string
Unit to be used in the result: Dollars, Euros, ... You can add an "s" in brackets (e.g., "(s)") if the currency can be pluralized.
If this parameter is not specified, the following string will be used:
  • "comma" in French: for example: "ten comma twenty-five".
  • "point" in English: for example: "ten point twenty-five".
<Name of hundredths>: Optional character string
Name of the hundredths that will be used in the result. You can add an "s" in brackets (e.g., "(s)") if the hundredths can be pluralized.
  • The decimal part is rounded to 2 digits.
  • In English, the large numbers use the American rules:
    (Power of 10)
    Unit used in FrenchUnit used in English (American)
    10 power 6millionmillion
    10 power 9milliardbillion
    10 power 12billionquintillion
    10 power 15billiardquadrillion
Related Examples:
The NumberInWords function Unit examples (WINDEV): The NumberInWords function
[ + ] Using the WLanguage NumberInWords function.
This function is used to convert a numeric into words, which is very useful to automatically fill a check for example.
Business / UI classification: Neutral code
Component: wd290std.dll
Minimum version required
  • Version 18
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Last update: 06/22/2023

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