Converting a Snippet to Number...or a String to Number

So I have a table that has a number column that I need to write an entry in.

However, the entry comes from a player’s command.

Now the Damage entry is the player's command;

Of course, i’m met with the dreaded data mismatch - Snippet and Number…

So what’s the best way of writing a number entry to a table that’s been typed via player command?

I could change the data type in the table to string but then i would need to convert string to number when i grab the number from the table later.

In essence, I need the reverse of:

the substituted form of "[number]";

I’ve tried:

Now Damage is the number understood;

That just returns a 0.
Obviously i’m not quite getting how number understood works but im guessing thats where my solution lies.

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Are you trying to allow the player to enter a number?

Take a look at chapter 17.9, and then example 304 “Down in Oodville” in that chapter. That shows how to accept a player command which is a number. The number winds up in the number understood so then you can do whatever you want with it.

I actually ended up using your code from a previous forum topic.

To decide what number is the numeric equivalent of (P - snippet): (- SnippetToNumber({P}) -).

Include (-
! This only recognizes zero and positive numbers. It accepts English words "zero" to "thirty" and digit forms up to 10000. If the snippet is not a number, or contains more than one word, this returns -1000.
[SnippetToNumber snip   snippos sniplen;
	snippos = snip/100;
	sniplen = snip%100;
	if (sniplen ~= 1)
		return -1000;
	return TryNumber(snippos);

Then I used this in my script:

let N be the numeric equivalent of the player's command;

The player input isn’t from a custom action; it’s from a “After reading a command when the command prompt is”