Description

Converts a string that is a valid numeric representation in the current locale into a formatted number.

Returns

A formatted number that matches the value of the string.

Category

Syntax

LSParseNumber(string [, locale])

See also

LSParseDateTimeSetLocaleLocales in the Developing ColdFusion Applications

History

ColdFusion 8: Added the locale parameter.ColdFusion MX: Changed formatting behavior: this function might return different formatting than in earlier releases. This function uses Java standard locale formatting rules on all platforms.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

string

A string or a variable that contains one

locale

Locale to use instead of the locale of the page when processing the function

Usage

This function uses Java standard locale formatting rules on all platforms.To set the default display format of date, time, number, and currency values, use the SetLocale function.

Example

<h3>LSParseNumber Example</h3> 
<p>LSParseNumber converts a locale-specific string to a number. 
Returns the number matching the value of string. 
<!--- loop through a list of locales and show number values ---> 
<cfloop LIST = "#Server.Coldfusion.SupportedLocales#" 
index = "locale" delimiters = ","> 
<cfset oldlocale = SetLocale(locale)> 

<cfoutput><p><B><I>#locale#</I></B><br> 
#LSNumberFormat(-1234.5678, "_________")#<br> 
#LSNumberFormat(-1234.5678, "_________.___")#<br> 
#LSNumberFormat(1234.5678, "_________")#<br> 
#LSNumberFormat(1234.5678, "_________.___")#<br> 
#LSNumberFormat(1234.5678, "$_(_________.___)")#<br> 
#LSNumberFormat(-1234.5678, "$_(_________.___)")#<br> 
#LSNumberFormat(1234.5678, "+_________.___")#<br> 
#LSNumberFormat(1234.5678, "-_________.___")#<br> 
The actual number: 
#LSParseNumber(LSNumberFormat(1234.5678, "_________"))#<br> 
<hr noshade> 
</cfoutput> 
</cfloop>

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