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Old October 31st, 2006, 01:12 PM
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Default format-number on a string?

Hello. I have the following line that strips a number out of a string:

<xsl:value-of select="substring-before(substring-after(substring-after(securityKey, ':'), ':'), ':')"/>

I would like to divide this number by 10,000, but it's a string, so I can't. How can I make this a number so I can do math on it?


Old October 31st, 2006, 01:24 PM
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In XSLT 1.0 the conversion will be done automatically, or you can call the number() function.

In XSLT 2.0 you can call the number function. This will give you a double. If you want an integer, you can call the xs:integer() function.

Personally, in 2.0 I would do the string manipulation using a regular expression. I think your expression can be replaced by tokenize(securityKey, ':')[3].

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