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How to convert numerical values into words for thousands, millions, billions, and trillions in Bold Reports.

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Bold Reports allows you to convert number values to words, which enhances readability and improves the presentation of financial reports. This conversion offers the following benefits:

  • Enhanced readability and comprehension of financial information.
  • Adherence to language-specific conventions and localization requirements.
  • Improved presentation and professionalism in financial reports.

The code module in Bold Reports allows you to add custom code to your report, and the provided code uses functions to convert a numeric value to its textual representation. This can be useful when you need to display numerical values as words in your report.

  1. Click the outer grey surface report area and then click the Properties icon to open Report Properties.

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  2. The custom code option is listed under the Code category, click Codeā€¦ to open Code Module dialog.

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  3. In the code tab, type the codes in Visual Basic (VB) language.

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  4. The following code example demonstrates the custom function that converts the given money value integer to a string.

Public Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber)
Dim Dollers, penny, Temp
Dim DecimalPlace, Count
Dim 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 penny and set MyNumber to Dollars amount.
If DecimalPlace > 0 Then
   penny = GetTens(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 Dollers = Temp & Place(Count) &Dollarss
   If Len(MyNumber) > 3 Then
       MyNumber = Left(MyNumber, Len(MyNumber) - 3)
   Else
       MyNumber = ""
   End If
   Count = Count + 1
Loop
Select Case Dollars
   Case ""
       Dollers = "No Dollers"
   Case "One"
       Dollers = "One Dollers"
    Case Else
       Dollers = Dollers & " Dollers"
End Select
Select Case penny
   Case ""
       penny = " "
   Case "One"
       penny = " and One penny"
         Case Else
       penny = " and " & penny & " penny"
End Select
SpellNumber = Dollers & penny
End Function
' Convert 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 one's 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
' Convert 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))  ' Retrieveone's place.
End If
GetTens = Result
End Function
' Convert 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

The above code converts the money value to dollars. To modify it for your specific currency, you need to make the necessary adjustments based on your currency requirements.

  1. Click OK.

  2. Use the following expression to call the custom code function in the report.

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  3. To view the number of changes based on the price in a report, click Preview.

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