This code snippet is primarily used for converting numbers to words in any language. We had an instance where we...
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needed to print French checks while logged into Oracle Applications as an English user. Here's how we did it.
NOTE: This should work for any language that is installed on the database. We have French and English. For the main language the user could use the Oracle built-in function AP_AMOUNT_UTILITIES_PKG.ap_convert_number. I have manipulated and created a view and a function based on this function.
- Created a custom view based on ap_lookup_codes, and forced it to use French instead of userenv('LANG').
CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW AP_LOOKUP_CODES_FRENCH (LOOKUP_TYPE, LOOKUP_CODE, DISPLAYED_FIELD, DESCRIPTION, ENABLED_FLAG, START_DATE_ACTIVE, ND_DATE_ACTIVE)AS SELECT LV.LOOKUP_TYPE, LV.LOOKUP_CODE, LV.MEANING "DISPLAYED_FIELD", LV.DESCRIPTION, LV.ENABLED_FLAG, LV.START_DATE_ACTIVE, LV.END_DATE_ACTIVE from FND_LOOKUP_VALUES LV WHERE LV.LANGUAGE = 'FRC' and LV.VIEW_APPLICATION_ID = 200 and LV.SECURITY_GROUP_ID = fnd_global.lookup_security_group (LV.LOOKUP_TYPE, LV.VIEW_APPLICATION_ID)/
- Created a custom function to convert numbers to words. Used for dollar amount.
FUNCTION TO_WORDS_FRENCH (in_numeral IN NUMBER) return varchar2 is c_zero ap_lookup_codes_french.displayed_field%TYPE; c_thousand ap_lookup_codes_french.displayed_field%TYPE; c_million ap_lookup_codes_french.displayed_field%TYPE; c_billion ap_lookup_codes_french.displayed_field%TYPE; number_too_large exception; numeral integer := TRUNC(in_numeral); WholePart NUMBER := ABS(TRUNC(in_numeral)); --FractionalPart NUMBER := (ABS(in_numeral) - WholePart) * 100; FractionalPart NUMBER := ABS(in_numeral) - WholePart; Fraction VARCHAR2(2000); max_digit integer := 12; -- for numbers less than a trillion number_text varchar2(240) := ''; billion_seg varchar2(25); million_seg varchar2(25); thousand_seg varchar2(25); units_seg varchar2(25); billion_lookup varchar2(80); million_lookup varchar2(80); thousand_lookup varchar2(80); units_lookup varchar2(80); session_language fnd_languages.nls_language%TYPE; thousand number := power(10,3); million number := power(10,6); billion number := power(10,9); begin if numeral >= power(10,max_digit) then raise number_too_large; end if; -- Dollar amount should not have more than two fractional -- digits. TO_CHAR results in an additional character for -- the decimal point. Therefore, we compare LENGTH to 3. IF LENGTH(TO_CHAR(FractionalPart)) > 3 THEN RAISE number_too_large; END IF; -- If the dollar amount is zero (WholePart) if numeral = 0 then select ' '||displayed_field||' ' into c_zero from ap_lookup_codes_french where lookup_code = 'ZERO'; number_text := number_text||c_zero; end if; billion_seg := to_char(trunc(numeral/billion)); numeral := numeral - (trunc(numeral/billion) * billion); million_seg := to_char(trunc(numeral/million)); numeral := numeral - (trunc(numeral/million) * million); thousand_seg := to_char(trunc(numeral/thousand)); units_seg := to_char(mod(numeral,thousand)); select ' '||lc1.displayed_field||' ', ' '||lc2.displayed_field||' ', ' '||lc3.displayed_field||' ', ' '||lc4.displayed_field, lc5.description, lc6.description, lc7.description, lc8.description into c_billion, c_million, c_thousand, c_zero, billion_lookup, million_lookup, thousand_lookup, units_lookup from ap_lookup_codes_french lc1, ap_lookup_codes_french lc2, ap_lookup_codes_french lc3, ap_lookup_codes_french lc4, ap_lookup_codes_french lc5, ap_lookup_codes_french lc6, ap_lookup_codes_french lc7, ap_lookup_codes_french lc8 where lc1.lookup_code = 'BILLION' and lc1.lookup_type = 'NLS TRANSLATION' and lc2.lookup_code = 'MILLION' and lc2.lookup_type = 'NLS TRANSLATION' and lc3.lookup_code = 'THOUSAND' and lc3.lookup_type = 'NLS TRANSLATION' and lc4.lookup_code = 'ZERO' and lc4.lookup_type = 'NLS TRANSLATION' and lc5.lookup_code = billion_seg and lc5.lookup_type = 'NUMBERS' and lc6.lookup_code = million_seg and lc6.lookup_type = 'NUMBERS' and lc7.lookup_code = thousand_seg and lc7.lookup_type = 'NUMBERS' and lc8.lookup_code = units_seg and lc8.lookup_type = 'NUMBERS'; if billion_seg <> '0' then number_text := number_text||billion_lookup ||c_billion; end if; if million_seg <> '0' then number_text := number_text||million_lookup||c_million; end if; if thousand_seg <> '0' then number_text := number_text||thousand_lookup||c_thousand; end if; if units_seg <> '0' then number_text := number_text||units_lookup; end if; number_text := ltrim(number_text); number_text := upper(substr(number_text,1,1)) || rtrim(lower(substr(number_text,2,length(number_text)))); IF FractionalPart = 0 THEN -- When fractional part is 0. -- Check if 0 fractional part should be displayed. Fraction := TO_CHAR(FractionalPart, '09')|| '/100'; ELSE -- When fractional part is not 0. -- Dollar amount should not have more than two fractional -- digits. TO_CHAR results in an additional character for -- the decimal point. Therefore, we compare LENGTH to 3. FractionalPart := FractionalPart * 100; Fraction := TO_CHAR(FractionalPart, '09')|| '/100'; END IF; return(UPPER(number_text)|| ' ET ' || Fraction); END TO_WORDS_FRENCH;
- Executed function.
select TO_WORDS_FRENCH(123.45) from dual; CENT VINGT-TROIS ET 45/100