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Name ToString
Short Description Converts an OTX term to a value of the String data type
Class Term
Extension OTX Core library
Group Conversion terms
Exceptions -
Checker Rules -
Standard Compliant Yes

Pseudo-Code Syntax

StringTerm ToString(Term)


This term will return the String counterpart of the argument term.

Return Value

The Term returns the value, see table below.

Icons Note.png In OTX, Terms are categorized according to its return data type!
Data Type Description
String Returns the String counterpart of the argument term.


  • Boolean
    Returns "true" if true , otherwise "false" .
  • Integer
    Returns a decimal number as a string.
  • Float
    Returns the floating-point number as a string with a "." (Point) as the decimal separator. For an overview about string representations of floats see §3.10.2 of The Java™ Language Specification.
  • ByteField
    Returns an interpretation of the ByteFields to UTF-8.
  • String
    Returns a copy of the value.
  • List
    Returns the string of the list in the form of a ListLiterals , for example: "{1, 2, 3}".
  • Map
    Returns the string of the map in the form of a MapLiterals , for example: "{"key1"=1, "key2"=2, "key3"=3}".


Name Data Type Class Default Cardinality Description
Term - Term - [1] Represents the OTX term that will be converted to a new value of the String data type. See conversion rule descriptions above.


/// Local Declarations

String String1;
String String2;
String String3;
String String4;
String String5;
String String6;
String String7;

/// Flow

String1 = ToString(true);
String2 = ToString(1234);
String3 = ToString(123.456);
String4 = ToString(&18 00 FF FF);
String5 = ToString("the same");
String6 = ToString({1, 2, 3});
String7 = ToString({"key1"=1, "key2"=2, "key3"=3});

See also