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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.



Knight of NI

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


Yes, thanks.  It appears this idea already has some momentum.  My post is redundant with regard to yours:

 (...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.


"Without data you're just another person with an opinion." - W. Edwards Deming

... 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

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I would vote for this, excellent idea!

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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


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.