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From: Amin on 18 May 2010 02:31 Hello Experts, At my shop I'm printing product labels from an Excel sheet. I'd like to add the cost field to the label but the problem everybody would be able to know my cost for an item unless I encode it, so I thought of converting numbers to characters for example: 0 = Z 1 = A 2 = B 3 = C 4 = D So, if the cost of an Item is 322.04 the field would show CBB.ZD Any thoughts? Thanks in advance
From: Helmut Meukel on 18 May 2010 03:29 Hmm, one problem with encoding is to obscure the value, so guessing the real value isn't easy and nonetheless make it siple for YOU to read the real value. Just using A to I for 1 to 9 makes decoding for others easier than necessary. How about using 0 = Z(ero) 1 = O(ne) 2 = T(wo) 3 = (th)R(ee) 4 = F(our) 5 = (fi)V(e) 6 = (si)X 7 = S(even) 8 = E(ight) 9 = N(ine) I would probably leave one number as a number (3) and use A for 8. e.g. 832.05 = A3T.ZV 96.74 = NX.SF Helmut. "Amin" <Amin (a)discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:97262BCA-C7A0-410E-BB5C-D88639D9D14E (a)microsoft.com...> Hello Experts, > > At my shop I'm printing product labels from an Excel sheet. > > I'd like to add the cost field to the label but the problem everybody would > be able to know my cost for an item unless I encode it, so I thought of > converting numbers to characters for example: > > 0 = Z > 1 = A > 2 = B > 3 = C > 4 = D > > So, if the cost of an Item is 322.04 the field would show CBB.ZD > > Any thoughts? > > Thanks in advance
From: Rick Rothstein on 18 May 2010 12:52 To add to Helmut's suggestion (which I like, except I would use all letters all the time)... since your money amounts always have two decimal places, there is no need to include the decimal point in your encoded price... just leave it out and assume the penny's amount is the last two letters. For example... 832.05 = ERTZV 96.74 = NXSF -- Rick (MVP - Excel) "Helmut Meukel" <NoSpam (a)NoProvider.de> wrote in message news:eSrbdvl9KHA.4924 (a)TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...> Hmm, > > one problem with encoding is to obscure the value, so guessing > the real value isn't easy and nonetheless make it siple for YOU > to read the real value. Just using A to I for 1 to 9 makes decoding > for others easier than necessary. > How about using > 0 = Z(ero) > 1 = O(ne) > 2 = T(wo) > 3 = (th)R(ee) > 4 = F(our) > 5 = (fi)V(e) > 6 = (si)X > 7 = S(even) > 8 = E(ight) > 9 = N(ine) > I would probably leave one number as a number (3) and use > A for 8. > e.g. 832.05 = A3T.ZV > 96.74 = NX.SF > > Helmut. > > > "Amin" <Amin (a)discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag > news:97262BCA-C7A0-410E-BB5C-D88639D9D14E (a)microsoft.com...>> Hello Experts, >> >> At my shop I'm printing product labels from an Excel sheet. >> >> I'd like to add the cost field to the label but the problem everybody >> would >> be able to know my cost for an item unless I encode it, so I thought of >> converting numbers to characters for example: >> >> 0 = Z >> 1 = A >> 2 = B >> 3 = C >> 4 = D >> >> So, if the cost of an Item is 322.04 the field would show CBB.ZD >> >> Any thoughts? >> >> Thanks in advance > >
From: Bernd P on 18 May 2010 14:09 On 18 Mai, 07:31, Amin <A... (a)discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:> Hello Experts, > > At my shop I'm printing product labels from an Excel sheet. > > I'd like to add the cost field to the label but the problem everybody would > be able to know my cost for an item unless I encode it, so I thought of > converting numbers to characters for example: > > 0 = Z > 1 = A > 2 = B > 3 = C > 4 = D > > So, if the cost of an Item is 322.04 the field would show CBB.ZD > > Any thoughts? > > Thanks in advance Hello, Why not buying a barcode reader and printing prices with a barcode font? Regards, Bernd
From: J_Knowles on 18 May 2010 19:30
How about using numbers: reverse the numbers and drop the decimal cost is 322.04 the field would show 40223 cost is 569.38 the field would show 83965 cost is 256.02 the field would show 20652 or use a decimal out of place with reversed numbers (decimal moved 2 places) cost is 322.04 the field would show 4022.3 cost is 569.38 the field would show 8396.5 cost is 256.02 the field would show 2065.2 HTH, -- Data Hog "Amin" wrote: > Hello Experts, > > At my shop I'm printing product labels from an Excel sheet. > > I'd like to add the cost field to the label but the problem everybody would > be able to know my cost for an item unless I encode it, so I thought of > converting numbers to characters for example: > > 0 = Z > 1 = A > 2 = B > 3 = C > 4 = D > > So, if the cost of an Item is 322.04 the field would show CBB.ZD > > Any thoughts? > > Thanks in advance |