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    Locale aware function to convert string to number

    Is there a locale aware function will will convert string to Nummber

    Value() works ok in english locale but in say german it returns only the whole number and omits the decimal portion.

    english
    Value("13.13")=13.13
    german
    Value("13,13")=13.00


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    Re: Locale aware function to convert string to number

    There isn't such a function in silktest, but it is pretty easy to write one:
    Because there's no way of simultaneously swapping commas and decimal points, I had to first change all commas to some other character first - and I picked "&^%" because it seems unlikely that that sequence of characters will ever occur normally in your input string.

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