# FT_NTOW

```FT_NTOW()
Translate numeric value to words

Syntax

FT_NTOW( <nNumber> ) -> cWords

Arguments

<nNumber>  An integer to translate

Returns

A text string representing <nNumber>

Description

Translates numeric input to a text string.

FT_NTOW is intended to be used with integers only.  Since I don't
know what your application will be, I can't assume the type of
fraction you want returned (ninety nine cents, 99/100, .99, etc).
If you want the fraction in words, just pass it as an integer.

Do not pass a negative number!  Handle negative numbers any way
you need to in your code.  (ie: CR, DB, Negative, Minus, etc.)

Also, numeric 0 is returned as a null string.  You will need to
make a decision how to output it (zero dollars, no dollars, etc).

Examples

? FT_NTOW( 999 )                -> Nine Hundred Ninety Nine

? FT_NTOW( 1000 )               -> One Thousand

? FT_NTOW( 23 ) + " Dollars and " + FT_NTOW( 99 ) + " Cents"
-> Twenty Three Dollars and Ninety Nine Cents

? FT_NTOW( 23 ) + " Dollars and " + "99/100"
-> Twenty Three Dollars and 99/100

x      := -23.99
cents  := str( (x - int( x )) * 100, 2, 0 ) + "/100"
x      := int( x )
string := iif( x < 0, "Credit of ", "Debit of " )
? string + FT_NTOW( abs(x) ) + " Dollars and " + "99/100"
-> Credit of Twenty Three Dollars and 99/100

Source: NTOW.PRG

Author: Gary Baren```