Have you looked at the COMPARE() function ?
Does the trick under universe.

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[mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Rob Sobers
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 1:11 PM
To: U2 Users List
Subject: Re: [U2] Comparing numeric strings

Thanks all.  I should have mentioned that I already knew about the
alpha-concatenation hack. I was sort of looking for a cleaner approach.
It looks like SCMP falls down on floating point numbers.  That should
probably be mentioned in the docs, but instead it just fails silently.
;-(

-Rob

On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Rex Gozar <rgo...@gmail.com> wrote:

> In July I added to PickWiki:
>
>
> http://www.pickwiki.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?UniVerse_Tips_And_Tricks#Forci
> ng_string_comparison_on_numbers
>
> rex
>
> On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 8:15 AM, Rob Sobers <rsob...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Say you have two strings that happen to be numeric:
> >
> > FOO = "401.0101"
> > BAR = "401.0101000"
> >
> > Since UniBasic is untyped, even though I've wrapped each value in 
> > quotes
> "",
> > they are treated as numbers.  As a result, FOO EQ BAR evaluates to
@TRUE.
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