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Converting to Float

 
Brian Cummins
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Hi. My price value is read in from a file as a float value. I then convert this to local currency and then to String using this code:



However, my problem is when i am trying to save this value again. The value has to be saved as a Float. Is there any way of taking out the � sign so that i can convert it back to a Float.
 
M Beck
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Originally posted by Brian Cummins:
Hi. My price value is read in from a file as a float value. I then convert this to local currency and then to String using this code:



However, my problem is when i am trying to save this value again. The value has to be saved as a Float. Is there any way of taking out the � sign so that i can convert it back to a Float.


you're converting a BigDecimal to a string, and then you want to convert the string to a float... why can't you just convert the BigDecimal to a float directly?
 
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I have to convert it to a string first to display it in the textbox
 
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yes, but that doesn't make the BigDecimal go away, does it?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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