Function to perform character string to numeric conversion
The VAL() function converts the character expression <expC> into a numeric value. If SET FIXED is on, then the value of the string will be rounded to the nearest decimal place according to the SET DECIMALS command. Non-numeric characters are stripped from the string, leaving only digits and the decimal point.
string = "1234" ? val(string) 1234 set decimals to 2 set fixed on ? val("678.7615") 678.76 ? val("$123,456.78") 123456.78