Peter,

I also have recently needed to chop decimal positions from displays. Here is

what I have found. If you are using a formula ("test data = "+real number) to

combine text and numbers for input to a display the numbers are converted to

text. Setting the number attributes on the display will not help.

A couple things you could do:

You can branch your output to two places. One to the StrFromThru object for

display and another to your subsequent formulas.

or

You could do the strFromThru(A, 0, strPosChar(A, ".") + 2) then pipe the

result to another formula that has the input pin set for real. This will

convert the text back to real.

Hope this helps,

Rick

>>>Greetings HPVee Users,

>>>

>>>Sometimes there are just too many significant digits, and I would like to

chop all of them off except for 2. My Default preferences have been set up for

Decimal, Fixed, 2??however I continue to get about a dozen significant digits

as the output from some of my formulas.

>>>

>>>I could use the strFromThru, but this converts my data from numerical to

text, and I need it to stay numerical so that I can perform more math on the

data.

>>>

>>>Does anyone have an idea about how to accomplish this? Am I missing a

simple setting somewhere?

>>>

>>>One last question?can you have an array of both text AND integer data with

HPVee 4.0 ?

>>>

>>>Best Regards,

>>>

>>>Peter J. Cesarz

>>>Test & Controls International

>>>Tstcntrl@adept.net

I also have recently needed to chop decimal positions from displays. Here is

what I have found. If you are using a formula ("test data = "+real number) to

combine text and numbers for input to a display the numbers are converted to

text. Setting the number attributes on the display will not help.

A couple things you could do:

You can branch your output to two places. One to the StrFromThru object for

display and another to your subsequent formulas.

or

You could do the strFromThru(A, 0, strPosChar(A, ".") + 2) then pipe the

result to another formula that has the input pin set for real. This will

convert the text back to real.

Hope this helps,

Rick

>>>Greetings HPVee Users,

>>>

>>>Sometimes there are just too many significant digits, and I would like to

chop all of them off except for 2. My Default preferences have been set up for

Decimal, Fixed, 2??however I continue to get about a dozen significant digits

as the output from some of my formulas.

>>>

>>>I could use the strFromThru, but this converts my data from numerical to

text, and I need it to stay numerical so that I can perform more math on the

data.

>>>

>>>Does anyone have an idea about how to accomplish this? Am I missing a

simple setting somewhere?

>>>

>>>One last question?can you have an array of both text AND integer data with

HPVee 4.0 ?

>>>

>>>Best Regards,

>>>

>>>Peter J. Cesarz

>>>Test & Controls International

>>>Tstcntrl@adept.net