You can perform financial calculations in OmniMark using the BCD data type to represent monetary values and fractional numbers such as tax rates. Unlike floating point numbers, BCD numbers provide accurate fractions for financial calculations.

The following code sample shows basic financial calculations using BCD numbers. Note that literal BCD values must be preceded by the keyword `bcd`

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import "ombcd.xmd" unprefixed process local bcd price local bcd tax-rate local integer quantity local bcd total set price to 19.95 set tax-rate to 0.07 set quantity to 28 set total to price * quantity * (1 + tax-rate) output "<$,NNZ.ZZ>" % total

The format string "<$,NNZ.ZZ>" uses the BCD template language to create an output string with a leading "$", commas separating digits into groups of three, and two digits after the decimal point.

The following code shows how to read a decimal number from an HTML form and assign the value to a BCD number:

import "ombcd.xmd" unprefixed include "omcgi.xin" declare #process-input has unbuffered declare #process-output has binary-mode process local stream form-data variable local stream cgi-data variable local bcd price local bcd tax-rate local integer quantity local bcd total cgiGetEnv into cgi-data cgiGetQuery into form-data set price to form-data{"price"} set tax-rate to 0.07 set quantity to 28 set total to price * quantity * (1 + tax-rate) output "Content-type: text/html" || crlf || crlf || "<HTML><BODY>" || "<H1>Order confirmation</H1>" || "Your total comes to: " || "<$,NNZ.ZZ>" % total