Number To Engineering String Function

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Edition Date: November 2015

Part Number: 372614J-01

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Owning Palette: String/Number Conversion Functions

Requires: Base Development System

Converts number to an engineering format, floating-point string at least width characters wide or wider if necessary.

Engineering format is similar to E format (exponential notation), except the exponent is a multiple of three (..., –3, 0, 3, 6, ...). The connector pane displays the default data types for this polymorphic function.

use system decimal point defines the decimal separator. If TRUE (default), the decimal separator uses the localized decimal separator. If FALSE, the decimal separator is a period.
number can be a scalar number, array or cluster of numbers, array of clusters of numbers, and so on.
width must be numeric. If unwired, the function uses exactly as many digits as are needed to represent the number, with no extra padding.
precision must be numeric. The function rounds the number of digits after the decimal point of the output string to precision.
Engineering string is the resulting string. The following table shows how the values of number, width, and precision affect Engineering string. In this table, the underline character ( _ ) represents a space in Engineering string.

numberwidthprecisionEngineering stringComments
4.93102_ _ _4.93E+0number is rounded, padded with spaces on the left.
.49102_490.00E-3number is rounded, padded with a space on the left.
61.9681_62.0E+0number is rounded, padded with a space on the left.
1789.3282_ 1.79E+3number is rounded, padded with a space on the left.


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