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### Reversing Integers

Posted: **Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:56 pm**

by **vbgirl1420**

Is there a command which will reverse the order of an integer? For example, if x%=12345, I would like a command to switch x% to 54321. I also tried converting the integer to a string and reversing it, but I cannot find a way to convert the string back to an integer. Thanks in advance.

Jenna

Posted: **Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:48 pm**

by **moneo**

If you already converted the number to a string and reversed the digits, then use the VAL function to convert the new string to a numeric value.

Example:

NEWVALUE = VAL(NEWSTRING$)

Regards..... Moneo

Posted: **Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:26 pm**

by **burger2227**

Perhaps you can also use STR$(number%) to convert a number to a string. You should use LTRIM$ to eliminate the space before a positive number like this:

num$ = LTRIM$(STR$(number))

Then use MID$ to rearrange each letter in the number in a counter loop.

To convert a string to a number use VAL as already shown. VAL only works for string numbers, spaces and a period for decimal values. Letters will stop the value returned when encountered. DO NOT use Commas as QB does not use them! IE: 100000 instead of 100,000.

Ted

Posted: **Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:04 pm**

by **moneo**

burger2227 wrote:Perhaps you can also use STR$(number%) to convert a number to a string. You should use LTRIM$ to eliminate the space before a positive number like this:

num$ = LTRIM$(STR$(number))

Then use MID$ to rearrange each letter in the number in a counter loop.

To convert a string to a number use VAL as already shown. VAL only works for string numbers, spaces and a period for decimal values. Letters will stop the value returned when encountered. DO NOT use Commas as QB does not use them! IE: 100000 instead of 100,000.

Ted

Ted is right. Before using a VAL function you should validate the string numbers. The same holds true for using the STR$ function. In general, you should always validate user input that is supposed to be strictly numeric.

Regards..... Moneo