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Convert a number to words

By Don Frazier,

This is a handy function that converts a  number (integer) into its word format.  This might be handy if you need to print a check formatted number in words.  Currently it supports an integer but it would be almost nothing to convert to support a bigint or decimal.

The components are
1) a table named PlaceValue that holds certain number parts and place values
2) A function named FormatTriplet() that formats a 3-digit grouping
3) The actual function named NumberToText() that formats a number.

this is rather slow because long numbers (millions) may take up to 9 hits to the data base.  If you're doing lots of these, i recommend creating a view (preferably indexed) with this value as one of the columns.  Or create a denormalized field and store this value in it.

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