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SQL.GetFieldAsFloat

Returns field's value as floating point number value; converts if needed.

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MBS( "SQL.GetFieldAsFloat"; Command; Field )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
Command The command reference number gained with SQL.NewCommand. $Command
Field The name or one based index of the field. $Field

Result

Returns number or error message.

Description

Returns field's value as floating point number value; converts if needed.
For integer values, you can use SQL.GetFieldAsNumber.

see also:
http://www.sqlapi.com/OnLineDoc/ValueRead_asDouble.html

For some databases, you get better precision, if you cast/convert to float data type in the SQL statement.

Examples

Reads floating point value from field TotalSales into variable:

$x = MBS("SQL.GetFieldAsFloat"; $command; "TotalSales")

Reads floating point value from 2nd field into variable:

$x = MBS("SQL.GetFieldAsFloat"; $command; 2)

See also

Example Databases

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 7th August 2016


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