I have 5 different formulas stored in my database. I can choose the formula needed, but it just acts like a text string and I need it to calculate.
3 Replies  1874 Views  Last Post: 05 April 2013  09:23 AM
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Calculate using a formula that is stored in a string expression
Posted 04 April 2013  12:27 PM
Replies To: Calculate using a formula that is stored in a string expression
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Re: Calculate using a formula that is stored in a string expression
Posted 04 April 2013  12:31 PM
... because they *are* strings. Just a series of characters. *You* need to give them life.. so you build an interpreter. Something that examines each each indexed character, deciphers if they are a variable, value, or operator... then asks the user to fill in the variables, and finally runs everything (values and operators) in proper math order of operations.
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Re: Calculate using a formula that is stored in a string expression
Posted 04 April 2013  12:36 PM
VB6 doesn't have an eval() function to evaluate an expression. It is possible to do this by referencing VBScript and using its Eval function. Otherwise, you would need to parse the stringexpression yourself, converting its various parts to variablevalues and function calls.
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Re: Calculate using a formula that is stored in a string expression
Posted 05 April 2013  09:23 AM
andrewsw, on 04 April 2013  12:36 PM, said:
VB6 doesn't have an eval() function to evaluate an expression. It is possible to do this by referencing VBScript and using its Eval function. Otherwise, you would need to parse the stringexpression yourself, converting its various parts to variablevalues and function calls.
Thanks! than answers my question~!
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