Val

Returns the numbers contained in a string as a numeric value of appropriate type.

Syntax

 Val(String_Expression)

Arguments

String_Expression
String that contains a number to be converted to a numeric value.

Examples

Val("9.56")

Above example will return 9.56. If the calculated member will have a formatting Integer then the display value will be 10.

Next example returns a numeric value from String Issue Name that follows after -. So if the Issue name is Demo-12, then the returned value will be 12.

Val(
   ExtractString([Issue].CurrentMember.Name, 
     '.*-(\d+)', 1)
)

See also

Read more about ExtractString function that is used in the example.

Read here why it is suggested to use Val instead of StrToValue.