I thought PB (Dos)had a FORMAT command? That is, if I have the

following:

input #1, LatVal :' We will assume the value is 32.34

LatV$ = Format$(LatVal,"00.0000") :'Now LatVal$ contains 32.3400

'next time around, when I read the next record, I might see:

input #1, LatVal :' Assume LatVal = 32.123456789

LatV$ = Format$(LatVal,"00.0000")

In the last case, I want LatV$ to be 32.1234, four decimal

places. I could multiply the value by 10,000, take the INT

of it, and then divide so it gets the decimal portion back, but

I was hoping for a more accurate way.

If PB (dos) does not have this function, can I "add-in" the

function in someway?

Thanks.

Robert

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following:

input #1, LatVal :' We will assume the value is 32.34

LatV$ = Format$(LatVal,"00.0000") :'Now LatVal$ contains 32.3400

'next time around, when I read the next record, I might see:

input #1, LatVal :' Assume LatVal = 32.123456789

LatV$ = Format$(LatVal,"00.0000")

In the last case, I want LatV$ to be 32.1234, four decimal

places. I could multiply the value by 10,000, take the INT

of it, and then divide so it gets the decimal portion back, but

I was hoping for a more accurate way.

If PB (dos) does not have this function, can I "add-in" the

function in someway?

Thanks.

Robert

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