Sng Function

Named Arguments

Syntax

CSng( expression) expression

Use: Required

Data Type: Numeric or String

The range of expression is -3.402823E38 to -1.401298E-45 for negative values, 1.401298E-45 to 3.402823E38 for positive values.

Return Value expression cast as a Single data type. Description

Returns a single-precision number. Rules at a Glance

• expression must evaluate to a numeric value; otherwise, a type mismatch error is generated.

• If the value of expression is outside the range of the double data type, an overflow error is generated.

Example

Dim sngMyNumber as Single If IsNumeric(sMyNumber) then

180 Chapter 7- The Language Reference sngMyNumber = CSng(sMyNumber) End If

Programming Tips & Gotchas

• Test that expression evaluates to a number by using the IsNumeric function.

• When converting a string representation of a number to a numeric, you should use the data-type conversion functions—such as CSngl—instead of Val, because the data type conversion functions take account of the computer's regional settings. The thousands separator is the most important of these regional settings. For example, if the value of expression is the string 1,234.987, CSng converts it to 1234.987, while Val incorrectly converts it to 1.

See Also

FormatNumber Function, IsNumeric Function, Val Function

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