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I need to be able to convert a name/account_name to a string for some processing in my smart contract. I have found and used the string_to_name function for converting in the other direction, but cannot find an equivalent to the name_to_string function. I saw a reference to name having a to_string() method, but the compiler disagreed with its existence and threw errors.

What function is available to perform this conversion?

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Use the name struct. 'name' is defined in types.hpp.

For example, if you have the variable user of type account_name, you can print the user as follows:

auto n = name{user};
print("Hello, ", n);

std::string str = n.to_string();
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  • I tried this, and was told by the compiler that name didn't have a to_string method on it. – John Haager Jun 21 '18 at 15:42
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    Discovered that the source code for the type.hpp file that was being included was out of date. Updated to the most recent version of the header and things work now. – John Haager Jun 21 '18 at 18:57

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