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Calculation Field where the results equals one '$' character for every 100 dollars of value


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I have a calculation field, with a text result, that I want to give some sort of visual indication of how expensive an item is without displaying the actual price. 

 

In a list view, I would want that text calculation field to provide quick visual reference as to how expensive an item is:

 

ITEM 1 - $$$$$$$$$

ITEM 2 - $$$

ITEM 3 - $$$$$$

ITEM 4 - $$$$$$$$$$$

ITEM 5 - $$

 

Short of nested Ifs, what is an elegant way to achieve that calculation?

 

Thank you

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A simple way would be to put a cap on the number of characters and do just:

Left ( "$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$" ; Round ( Price / 100 ; 0 ) )

A more elegant way could be:

Let ( [
n = Round ( Price / 100 ; 0 )
] ;
Substitute ( 10^n - 1 ; [ "9" ; "$" ] ; [ "0" ; "" ] )
)

This still imposes a maximum on the input Price, but the limit is 404 characters (i.e. $40,400), so ...

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