I did some Forum research and found reference to user language settings. Another approach is to use a microflow like the one below:
The function in the second Activity is:
The function in the third Activity is:
Documentation on string functions can be found here:
Hope that helps,
I was interested to see this problem, and I felt there was a better way to solve it, so I have written a module to parse different decimal formats. Look for Decimal Tools in the Marketplace
This has a Java Action called ParseDecimal that allows you to pass in the decimal string, a format, a decimal separator, and a grouping separator. It uses the same decimal parsing Mendix uses itself, but exposes those extra parameters so you can parse decimals that use a different format from your locale.
In this case, you’d set the decimal separator to ‘,’ and the grouping separator to ‘.’ .