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How can I check if user input is a valid number

I am reading a string and I need to check if the characters in the string are valid. I need to flag an error if the characters are not in the range of 0 - 9.
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How many ways can Labview do this?
This LabView 6.1 example shows three.
Probably the simplest way is to goto the String >> String/Number Conversion palette and use Decimal String to Number. If the offset past number output doesn't equal the string length, the string contained some character other than a decimal digit.
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The simplest way is to use a numeric control for user input and then convert it to a string. Is there some reason that you want to use a string input when you only want numeric data entered?
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Under the comparison subpalette there is a component "Decimal Digit?". This will give you a true or false for a decimal strimg character.
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I am reading strings from a table. I dont know if there is a way to make the table to accept numbers only.
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Decimal Digit? works on one character or the first character in a string, not on the whole string. So you need to read the string a character at a time. You can use String Subset in a loop or String to Byte Array and then type cast the bytes as characters.
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Super late reply... I too am trying to read numbers from a table/spreadsheet, and this example covers all but one scenario... a blank cell.  

I've attached the same example, with my solution to the issue, added at the bottom. 

If string length == 0 OR offset past number != string length, then it's not all decimal digits or is blank. 

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20 years late...

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