something like this may work for you:
(String in normal display mode…)
I already came up with a solution pretty similar, I was expecting something a bit more builtin from LabVIEW, anyway, thanks.
why insist on left padding? Conversion of trailing "4" will give the expected result 4…
The question should rather be: Why does the data source omit the zero padding leaving us with an odd number of chars?
I know this post has been marked answered, but I just can't help myself. And I do have the greatest respect for Chris' experience.
Mostly in answer to Vijay's several attempts (some flat-out wrong, and the final one close but improvable), I'll attach the following two images (note, only one is a snippet):
Apologies to all and best regards,