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# Re: [libreoffice-users] a LibO/Calc problem

```At 17:55 12/01/2014 +0200, Pertti Rönnberg wrote:
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Since years back I have copied my bank's digital listing of my bank account(s); first using MSOWord and later on MSOExcel. My intention is to transform these listings so I can calculate with the currency values in LibO-Calc. The bank's table has four cols: colA=date, colB&colC= text and colD is the currency as text. Each listing consists of several hundreds of events (rows). The problem is that the damn bank -- against all standards -- gives the currency values with a dot (".") as thousand separator and "+" or "-" chars (plus or minus) in the right end of each number (e.g. "987,65+", "1.234,56-", "23.456,78+") -- which is against Calc's will.
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By now I have managed to get LibO/Calc to accept all values less than 9.999,99: > first dragged (copied) the table from MSWord => MSExcel; MSExcel-file saved in LibO/Calc as "ods"
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I'm not sure why you want to use Microsoft Word or Excel. You can open a .doc file in LibreOffice (as a text file) and copy and paste the table into a spreadsheet there. You can open an .xls file directly in LibreOffice. If your bank's original data is plain text or web material, you can import this directly into a LibreOffice spreadsheet.
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```_Question:_
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What formula/function gives the same result for the bank's currency values bigger than 9.999,99?
```e.g. "11.222,33+", "11.222.333,44-"
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It's a bit messy, but this should work:
=VALUE(RIGHT(Xn;1)&SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(SUBSTITUTE(Xn;".";"");"+";"");"-";""))

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Cannot get the Fixed() -- when trying to eliminate the separator/dot that way -- working in this 'project' either.
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This is no help. If you already had correctly interpreted numbers (which you don't: that's the problem), FIXED() would convert these to text (with which you then couldn't calculate) - exactly the opposite of what you are trying to do. Once you have your real numbers, you can control their appearance by choosing appropriate cell formats, of course.
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I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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