User-Defined Functions

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Convert Numbers to Words

In all fairness, I stole this from Microsoft. I get a request for this virtually every week.

Or get a text file with all the custom functions ready to paste right in.

With the custom functions, SpellNumber, GetHundreds, GetTens, and GetDigit, you can convert a numeric value into its equivalent in English words.

For example, you can change 32.50 into the following text: Thirty Two Dollars and Fifty Cents, by entering the following formula into a cell:

=SpellNumber(32.50)

You can also use these functions to refer to other cells in the workbook. For example if the number 32.50 was in A1, you could type the following into a cell:

=SpellNumber(A1)

I have requests to convert this to other languages; sorry my language skills are lacking. I also do not know how nor can fathom negative numbers.


Option Explicit
 
'****************
' Main Function *
'****************
Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber)
    Dim Dollars, Cents, Temp
    Dim DecimalPlace, Count
 
    ReDim Place(9) As String
    Place(2) = " Thousand "
    Place(3) = " Million "
    Place(4) = " Billion "
    Place(5) = " Trillion "
 
    ' String representation of amount
    MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber))
 
    ' Position of decimal place 0 if none
    DecimalPlace = InStr(MyNumber, ".")
    'Convert cents and set MyNumber to dollar amount
    If DecimalPlace > 0 Then
        Cents = GetTens(Left(Mid(MyNumber, DecimalPlace + 1) & "00", 2))
        MyNumber = Trim(Left(MyNumber, DecimalPlace - 1))
    End If
 
    Count = 1
    Do While MyNumber <> ""
       Temp = GetHundreds(Right(MyNumber, 3))
       If Temp <> "" Then Dollars = Temp & Place(Count) & Dollars
          If Len(MyNumber) > 3 Then
             MyNumber = Left(MyNumber, Len(MyNumber) - 3)
        Else
            MyNumber = ""
        End If
        Count = Count + 1
    Loop
 
    Select Case Dollars
        Case ""
            Dollars = "No Dollars"
        Case "One"
            Dollars = "One Dollar"
        Case Else
            Dollars = Dollars & " Dollars"
    End Select
 
    Select Case Cents
        Case ""
            Cents = " and No Cents"
        Case "One"
            Cents = " and One Cent"
        Case Else
            Cents = " and " & Cents & " Cents"
    End Select
 
    SpellNumber = Dollars & Cents
End Function
 
'*******************************************
' Converts a number from 100-999 into text *
'*******************************************
Function GetHundreds(ByVal MyNumber)
    Dim Result As String
 
    If Val(MyNumber) = 0 Then Exit Function
    MyNumber = Right("000" & MyNumber, 3)
 
    'Convert the hundreds place
    If Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1) <> "0" Then
        Result = GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1)) & " Hundred "
    End If
 
    'Convert the tens and ones place
    If Mid(MyNumber, 2, 1) <> "0" Then
        Result = Result & GetTens(Mid(MyNumber, 2))
    Else
        Result = Result & GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 3))
    End If
 
    GetHundreds = Result
End Function
 
'*********************************************
' Converts a number from 10 to 99 into text. *
'*********************************************
Function GetTens(TensText)
    Dim Result As String
 
    Result = ""           'null out the temporary function value
    If Val(Left(TensText, 1)) = 1 Then   ' If value between 10-19
        Select Case Val(TensText)
            Case 10: Result = "Ten"
            Case 11: Result = "Eleven"
            Case 12: Result = "Twelve"
            Case 13: Result = "Thirteen"
            Case 14: Result = "Fourteen"
            Case 15: Result = "Fifteen"
            Case 16: Result = "Sixteen"
            Case 17: Result = "Seventeen"
            Case 18: Result = "Eighteen"
            Case 19: Result = "Nineteen"
            Case Else
        End Select
      Else                                 ' If value between 20-99
        Select Case Val(Left(TensText, 1))
            Case 2: Result = "Twenty "
            Case 3: Result = "Thirty "
            Case 4: Result = "Forty "
            Case 5: Result = "Fifty "
            Case 6: Result = "Sixty "
            Case 7: Result = "Seventy "
            Case 8: Result = "Eighty "
            Case 9: Result = "Ninety "
            Case Else
        End Select
         Result = Result & GetDigit _
            (Right(TensText, 1))  'Retrieve ones place
      End If
      GetTens = Result
   End Function
 
'*******************************************
' Converts a number from 1 to 9 into text. *
'*******************************************
Function GetDigit(Digit)
    Select Case Val(Digit)
        Case 1: GetDigit = "One"
        Case 2: GetDigit = "Two"
        Case 3: GetDigit = "Three"
        Case 4: GetDigit = "Four"
        Case 5: GetDigit = "Five"
        Case 6: GetDigit = "Six"
        Case 7: GetDigit = "Seven"
        Case 8: GetDigit = "Eight"
        Case 9: GetDigit = "Nine"
        Case Else: GetDigit = ""
    End Select
End Function

The Function Wizard can also be used to access a custom function. To use the Function Wizard, click the Function Wizard button and select User Defined under Function Category. Then select SpellNumber and enter your number or cell reference and click Finish. To Create the Macro:

Insert a module sheet into a workbook. To do this in Microsoft Excel 97, point to Macro on the Tools menu and click Visual Basic Editor. In the Visual Basic Editor, click Module on the Insert menu. In Microsoft Excel 5.0 or 7.0, point to Macro on the Insert menu and click Module.


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Updated:  11/16/2016 19:50
This page added:  01 April 1999