After Effects Expression for replacing dots with commas

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Jan 29, 2022 Jan 29, 2022

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Hello all.

 

I have the following expression for my source code: 

effect("Einstellungen für Schieberegler")("Schieberegler").value.toFixed(1)+" %";

 

Unfortunately, the digits after the comma are separated by a dot. Since I work in Germany, I would like to have the place after the comma separated by a comma. 

 

Unfortunately, this does not work as an addition:

replace (".",",");

 

Can anyone help me?

 

Thank you very much!

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Jan 29, 2022 Jan 29, 2022

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Make sure your project's expression engine is Javascript (which you can do in File > Project Settings > Expressions, then use this expression:

text.sourceText.split('.').join(',');

 

Someone who knows Javascript better than me can explain why what you would usually use:

text.sourceText.replace(/./g, ",")

replaces all the characters and there's probably a simple character addition to tell the script to only select '.' and not take it to mean all characters.

 

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Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Dear ShiveringCactus
Thank you very much for your help. Unfortunately it doesn't work, although I checked before that my file uses Java script (thanks for the tip). The result was that the whole number was replaced by the word "numbers".
However, OussK's idea worked:
effect("Slider settings")("Slider").value.toFixed(1).toString().replace(".", ",")+" %";

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Jan 29, 2022 Jan 29, 2022

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try this 

effect("Slider Control")("Slider").value.toFixed(1).toString().replace(".", ",")+"%";

in German

effect("Einstellungen für Schieberegler")("Schieberegler").value.toFixed(1).toString().replace(".", ",")+" %";

 

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Also this one is better if you want to automatically add comma for every 3 digits 

 

 

num = effect("Slider Control")("Slider").value.toFixed(1).toString().replace(".", ",")+"%";
function addCommas(x) { return x.toString().replace(/\B(?=(\d{3})+(?!\d))/g, ","); }
addCommas(num)

 

 

 

num =effect("Einstellungen für Schieberegler")("Schieberegler").value.toFixed(1).toString().replace(".", ",")+" %";
function addCommas(x) { return x.toString().replace(/\B(?=(\d{3})+(?!\d))/g, ","); }
addCommas(num)

 

 

 

 

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Jan 30, 2022 Jan 30, 2022

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Dear OussK

You are my hero. Thank you very much! I wish you a sunny Sunday 😉

Kind regards from Düsseldorf (Germany),
Stefan

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you're welcome, don't forget mark the answer as correct if it help you

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