# Numeric Dollars to Text String of Dollar Value

By Wayne Herbert
on June 2, 2003

Version: 1.0

Type: Function

Category: Money

Description: Great for printing checks. Well documented, also handles zero dollars and cents, as well as singular and plural “dollars” and “cents”.

Sample includes code to demonstratet the use of the function.

```<?php

//*************************************************************
// this function converts an amount into alpha words
// and adds the words dollars and cents.  Pass it a float.
// works up to 999,999,999.99 dollars - send me a check
//*************************************************************

function makewords(\$numval)
{
\$moneystr = "";
// handle the millions
\$milval = (integer)(\$numval / 1000000);
if(\$milval > 0)
{
\$moneystr = getwords(\$milval) . " Million";
}

// handle the thousands
\$workval = \$numval - (\$milval * 1000000); // get rid of millions
\$thouval = (integer)(\$workval / 1000);
if(\$thouval > 0)
{
\$workword = getwords(\$thouval);
if (\$moneystr == "")
{
\$moneystr = \$workword . " Thousand";
}
else
{
\$moneystr .= " " . \$workword . " Thousand";
}
}

// handle all the rest of the dollars
\$workval = \$workval - (\$thouval * 1000); // get rid of thousands
\$tensval = (integer)(\$workval);
if (\$moneystr == "")
{
if (\$tensval > 0)
{
\$moneystr = getwords(\$tensval);
}
else
{
\$moneystr = "Zero";
}
}
else // non zero values in hundreds and up
{
\$workword = getwords(\$tensval);
\$moneystr .= " " . \$workword;
}

// plural or singular 'dollar'
\$workval = (integer)(\$numval);
if (\$workval == 1)
{
\$moneystr .= " Dollar And ";
}
else
{
\$moneystr .= " Dollars And ";
}

// do the pennies - use printf so that we get the
// same rounding as printf
\$workstr = sprintf("%3.2f",\$numval); // convert to a string
\$intstr = substr(\$workstr,strlen - 2, 2);
\$workint = (integer)(\$intstr);
if (\$workint == 0)
{
\$moneystr .= "Zero";
}
else
{
\$moneystr .= getwords(\$workint);
}
if (\$workint == 1)
{
\$moneystr .= " Cent";
}
else
{
\$moneystr .= " Cents";
}

// done - let's get out of here!
return \$moneystr;
}

//*************************************************************
// this function creates word phrases in the range of 1 to 999.
// pass it an integer value
//*************************************************************
function getwords(\$workval)
{
\$numwords = array(
1 => "One",
2 => "Two",
3 => "Three",
4 => "Four",
5 => "Five",
6 => "Six",
7 => "Seven",
8 => "Eight",
9 => "Nine",
10 => "Ten",
11 => "Eleven",
12 => "Twelve",
13 => "Thirteen",
14 => "Fourteen",
15 => "Fifteen",
16 => "Sixteen",
17 => "Seventeen",
18 => "Eightteen",
19 => "Nineteen",
20 => "Twenty",
30 => "Thirty",
40 => "Forty",
50 => "Fifty",
60 => "Sixty",
70 => "Seventy",
80 => "Eighty",
90 => "Ninety");

// handle the 100's
\$retstr = "";
\$hundval = (integer)(\$workval / 100);
if (\$hundval > 0)
{
\$retstr = \$numwords[\$hundval] . " Hundred";
}

// handle units and teens
\$workstr = "";
\$tensval = \$workval - (\$hundval * 100); // dump the 100's
if ((\$tensval < 20) && (\$tensval > 0))// do the teens
{
\$workstr = \$numwords[\$tensval];
}
else // got to break out the units and tens
{
\$tempval = ((integer)(\$tensval / 10)) * 10; // dump the units
\$workstr = \$numwords[\$tempval]; // get the tens
\$unitval = \$tensval - \$tempval; // get the unit value
if (\$unitval > 0)
{
\$workstr .= " " . \$numwords[\$unitval];
}
}

// join all the parts together and leave
if (\$workstr != "")
{
if (\$retstr != "")
{
\$retstr .= " " . \$workstr;
}
else
{
\$retstr = \$workstr;
}
}
return \$retstr;
}

\$floatval = 42341.55;
\$myresult = makewords(\$floatval);
echo "\$myresult<br>";
printf("The value is %0.2f<br>",\$floatval);

\$floatval = 0.63;
\$myresult = makewords(\$floatval);
echo "<br>\$myresult<br>";
printf("The value is %0.2f<br>",\$floatval);

\$floatval = 1.00;
\$myresult = makewords(\$floatval);
echo "<br>\$myresult<br>";
printf("The value is %0.2f<br>",\$floatval);

\$floatval = 0.01;
\$myresult = makewords(\$floatval);
echo "<br>\$myresult<br>";
printf("The value is %0.2f<br>",\$floatval);

\$floatval = 76842341.55;
\$myresult = makewords(\$floatval);
echo "<br>\$myresult<br>";
printf("The value is %0.2f<br>",\$floatval);

\$floatval = 0.00;
\$myresult = makewords(\$floatval);
echo "<br>\$myresult<br>";
printf("The value is %0.2f<br>",\$floatval);

\$floatval = 11.04;
\$myresult = makewords(\$floatval);
echo "<br>\$myresult<br>";
printf("The value is %0.2f<br>",\$floatval);

\$floatval = 456.78;
\$myresult = makewords(\$floatval);
echo "<br>\$myresult<br>";
printf("The value is %0.2f<br>",\$floatval);

\$floatval = 76.97;
\$myresult = makewords(\$floatval);
echo "<br>\$myresult<br>";
printf("The value is %0.2f<br>",\$floatval);

\$floatval = 777777777.77;
\$myresult = makewords(\$floatval);
echo "<br>\$myresult<br>";
printf("The value is %0.2f<br>",\$floatval);
?>

```
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