Mod

Purpose

Returns the remainder after a number is divided by a divisor.

Format

Mod(number;divisor)

Parameters

divisor - numeric expression or field containing a numeric expression

Data type returned

number

Originated in

FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier

Description

Use the Mod function when converting units of measure, such as from minutes to hours, to return the number of remaining units.

Example 1

Calculates 210 divided by 4, with a remainder of 2.

Mod ( 210 ; 4 ) returns 2.

Example 2

Converts the hours portion of a time from 24-hour notation to 12-hour notation. When the 24hTime field contains 16:

Mod ( 24hTime ; 12 ) returns 4.

Example 3

Converts a number of months into a number of years and remaining months. When the NumberOfMonths field contains 31:

Int ( NumberOfMonths / 12 ) & " years, " & Mod ( NumberOfMonths ; 12 ) & " months" returns 2 years, 7 months.

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