My SharePoint application is now in German regional settings. Hence, numbers takes format as 1.000,00 (for 1 thousand) instead of 1,000.00. Is there a way to handle numbers in german format in jquery.

e.g. Amount=1.000,00 / 25,00. 

Jquery gives error as NaN when doing above calculation.

my approach:

  1. convert above numbers to english numbers (1000.00 & 25.00)

  2. do jquery calculation (1000.00 / 25.00)

  3. convert result (40,00) back to german format.

My approach is tedious since i have to deal with many such calculation in my application. Please suggest some better approach.

  • What do you want to do exactly? Is an calculated column or an workflow an option?
    – Patrick
    Jul 19, 2016 at 7:08
  • Where are you getting your German format numbers from? From the DOM, somewhere on the page?
    – Submits
    Jul 19, 2016 at 8:09
  • @Patrick, Its a Number type column in SP list form. I want to do division operation e.g. Result = (Amt / Currency) Jul 19, 2016 at 10:39
  • @Submits, Amt is the user inputs and I dont know what user will input. User can input english format (1,000.25) or German format (1.000,25). Jul 19, 2016 at 10:41
  • Yes but how are you obtaining the value or Amt? From the DOM via jQuery? From a context object? From a REST call?
    – Submits
    Jul 19, 2016 at 10:52

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The simplest trick for solving this would be to define a function in your js file which will remove the commas or dots between the numbers, like a simple replace will do. And then perform the calculation

  • Yes ThatThatGuy, I applied the same trick but I have to apply the same function everywhere where numbers are used by my application. Any better alternative? Jul 19, 2016 at 8:01

You can use jquery-numberformatter to convert or handle numbers from German.

Jquery NumberFormatter

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