How Can I Programmatically Obtain the Size of a Cluster?

Updated Oct 21, 2023

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  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Professional

Issue Details

I don't want to manually count the byte size of a cluster in LabVIEW. How can I programmatically obtain the size of a cluster?


The byte size of a cluster can be obtained programmatically by using the Flatten To String and String Length functions, as you can see in the following snippet. The resulting numeric value indicates the number of bytes the cluster occupies. Also, It is same way to know the byte size of other data types.

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