Not a problem to get a string from "DB/String x " if the string is entered from a keyboard and terminated with a mouse click.

What if, however, the string is generated on the dashboard by say a control whose output is converted to a string and then transfered to the above mentioned DB/String. GetString fails because no mouse click. Any labview pros out there who can help??

Why would you ask a question for a LabView pro on a C/C++ forum?

How are you feeding the data from the output of this other code to the DB/String control?

Is there a reason you are using one of the DB/String keys instead of writing directly to a newkey using the SmartDashboard Write VI?