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Xcelsius 2008 - Excel TEXT Function Problem

Hi forum,

I hope someone can help me as this text formatting in Xcelsius 2008 is driving me mad!

I want to display numbers in an abbreviated format. So for the value £4,572,623.00 is want to display the value £4.57M.

In my example below, cell P48 gets it's value from a vlookup. but I will simplify this and simply pass a number into cell:

P48: 4572623

P63: =TEXT(P48,"£#0,,.00")&"M"

Cell P63 displays the value £4.57M.

I now create a value/textbox in Xcelsius and then link this to cell P63. It displays the correct value of £4.57M. When I generate the SWF or view it in Preview mode the number changes to £4,572,623.00M. Wierd thing is, It appears correctly as £4.57M in Designer mode. Even if I refresh my XML mappings in Excel the data still looks correct in Designer mode.

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.



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    Posted on Jul 14, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Hi try this,

    d1: 4572623




    mapp this to label in xcelsius and check .

    Hope this works.


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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Sri,

      Your a star! I have had the Grid tool disabled in the past, but just couldn't for the life of me think how to do it again!

      Just for the forums information, I slightly adjusted your formula as when the value was zero, it would display £0M, and I would want £0.00M. Here is my final formula:




      Edited by: cmcdonald on Jul 14, 2011 2:52 PM

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