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Allow changing numeric conversion type with selector tool

Browsing through menus to replace a numeric conversion node is tedious.  How about allowing the selector tool to select from a pull-down menu, just like it does from an unbundle by name node?

 

Existing unbundle node behavior is shown at left.  Desired numeric conversion node behavior is to the right.

 

Quick_changing_of_numeric_comments.png

13 Comments
Knight of NI

related idea ( your seems like a duplicate of it?)

Member

Yes, thanks.  It appears this idea already has some momentum.  My post is redundant with regard to yours: http://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Idea-Exchange/A-universal-conversion-bullet/idi-p/918414

 (...and I like your post name better)

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Leave this idea here. Altenbach's idea has over 100 kudos but it's over 3 years old. Might have lost some momentum. This is  something I've wanted for a long time, BTW.

PaulG.

"Without data you're just another person with an opinion." - W. Edwards Deming
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... and make the conversion behavior consistent, BTW.

 

I mean it's illogical to keep the output typedef'd if the base type of an typedef's input is the same as the selected conversion function...

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It's so obvious that I kudoed both altenbach's and this one.

André Manzolli

Engenheiro Mecânico
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I would vote for this, excellent idea!

Knight of NI

Jim_Glanz, then what's stopping you from giving the idea a Kudos?  A comment saying "good idea" will not give NI any idea of how desirable the idea is.  That what the Kudos are for.  So if you like the idea, give it a Kudos.


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Awesome idea. Hope going to be there in LV 2013

Sasi.
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Maybe in 2014.  This is a neat idea.

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> Maybe in 2014. 

 

Nope. If it were, it would be marked "In Development" or "In Beta" by now.