# Floating Point String to Number (G Dataflow)

Converts the characters 0 through 9, plus, minus, e, E, and the decimal point (usually period) in a string to a floating-point number. This node can process strings that use fractional, exponential, or engineering notation.  ## use system decimal point?

Boolean specifying whether to use the system decimal separator to designate a decimal point.

 True This node uses the localized decimal separator. False This node uses a period as the decimal separator.

Default: FALSE ## string

The string that you want to convert. This input can also be any data type that contains only strings, such as an array or cluster of strings. ## offset

The number of characters into the input string at which this node begins its operation.

The offset of the first character in the input string is 0. If offset is beyond the end of the input string, this node returns an empty string. Note

A character refers to a code point, a numeric unit between 0 and 10FFFF16, defined by the Unicode standard for encoding. For more information about code points, research Unicode.

Default: 0 ## default

A numeric value whose representation determines the representation of number.

Default: Extended-precision, floating point ## offset past number

The index in string of the first character following the number.

If string is an array of strings, offset past number reflects the offset within the last string. Note

A character refers to a code point, a numeric unit between 0 and 10FFFF16, defined by the Unicode standard for encoding. For more information about code points, research Unicode. ## number

The result of converting string into a number. The structure of number matches the structure of string. For example, if string is an array of strings, number is an array of numbers.

If the input string represents a number outside the range of the representation of number, number is set to the maximum value for that representation.

The following table shows how the values of string, offset, and default affect number.
string offset default offset past number number Comments
-4.7e-3x 0 0 7 -0.0047 x is not allowed, so conversion stops there.
+5.3.2 0 0 4 5.3 Second decimal point not allowed, so conversion stops there.

Where This Node Can Run:

Desktop OS: Windows

FPGA: All devices (only within an optimized FPGA VI)

Web Server: Supported in VIs that run in a web application