Returns the numbers contained in a string as a numeric value of appropriate type.

Syntax

Val(String_Expression)
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Arguments

String_Expression

String that contains a number to be converted to a numeric value.

Examples

Val("9.56")
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Above example will return 9.56. If the calculated member will have a formatting Integer then the display value will be 10.

Next example returns a numeric value from String Project Name that follows after -. So if the Project name is Demo-12, then the returned value will be 12.


Val(
 ExtractString([Project (Job)].CurrentMember.Name, 
 '.*-(\d+)', 1)
)
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See also

Read more about ExtractString function that is used in the example.

Read here why it is suggested to use Val instead of StrToValue.