I have a text field where the user can enter a number, and I want to be able to convert the string to an integer or float based on the user input. Is there an easy way to do that in Ruby?
User Input: "123" -> Output: 123
User Input: "123.99" -> Output: 123.99
You could do it like this:
def to_float_or_int(string) throw "error" unless string && string.length > 0 return string.to_f if string.include?('.') || string.include?(',') string.to_i end
The first line ensures that you always get a result based on the input. If you remove that an empty string will yield 0 instead of an error.