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1891724 - ToWords function displays incorrect output in Polish language in Crystal Reports


  • ToWords function output incorrect value.
  • When using the ToWords function in Crystal Reports, it does not always translate the number correctly in Polish language.


  • Crystal Reports 2008
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2011
  • SAP Crystal Reports 2013

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In Crystal Reports, create a report off any data source.
  2. Set the preferred viewing local in Crystal Reports to Polish.
  3. Create a formula using the ToWords function to translate in words a negative value that uses decimals, like:

  4. Insert the formula on the report.
  5. When viewing the report, notice the formula output : minus sześć i 50 / 100
    which is incorrect, because if we translate it, it is    : minus six and 50/100

    When the expectation will be to output : minus pięć i 50 / 100
    If we translate it will be                          : minus five and 50/100


  • The issue occurs mainly with negative numbers with decimal values between 5 and 9, as it seems to round up the value when it should not.
  • The issue has been identified and logged under Problem Report ID ADAPT01699946


The issue is resolved in the following product updates:

  • Crystal Reports 2008:
    • Fix Pack 6.3
    • Service Pack 7
  • Crystal Reports 2013:
    • Support Pack 03 and above


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