Microsoft KB Archive/104477

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Article ID: 104477

Article Last Modified on 12/3/2003


  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.6 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.6a Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.0
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.6 for MS-DOS
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.6a Standard Edition

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The FoxPro calculator returns the wrong values when the percent (%) sign is used. Incorrect values are consistently returned regardless of the numbers used in the calculation. For the numbers 2 and 3 divided by any number, the percentage returned appears to be half of what it should be. For higher numbers, it appears as if the calculator is actually inserting a MOD() function and returning a percentage of the remainder.


To work around this problem, choose the equal sign (=) instead of the percent sign, and then multiply by 100.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Visual FoxPro 3.0b for Windows.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

NOTE: In Visual FoxPro to run the calculator, type the following in the Command window:


  1. In the calculator, enter 1 divided by 2 and then choose the percent sign. The correct value returned is 50.

NOTE: In Visual FoxPro for Windows, .02 is returned.

  1. Clear the value, enter 2 divided by 4, and then choose the percent sign. The value returned is 25 (it should be 50).

NOTE: In Visual FoxPro for Windows, .08 is returned.

Additional query words: VFoxWin FoxWin FoxDos 2.50 2.50a 2.50b buglist2.00 buglist2.50 buglist2.50a buglist2.50b buglist2.60 buglist2.60a fixlist3.00b buglist3.00

Keywords: kbbug kbfix KB104477