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Sign()

Category: Number

Syntax: Sign ( number )


Parameters:

numberAny expression that resolves to a numeric value.

Data type returned: Text

Description:

Returns a value that represents the sign of number:

-1 when number is negative

0 when number is zero

1 when number is positive

For any x other than 0, multiplying x by Sign(x) yields the Abs(x).

Examples:

Function

Results

Sign (0)

Returns 0.

Sign (100)

Returns 1.

Sign( -100)

Returns -1 for the formula If (Sign (BalanceDue) = -1; "Please pay now!"; "Thanks for your payment!").




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FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
FileMaker 8 Functions and Scripts Desk Reference
ISBN: 0789735113
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 352
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