string to uint64_t c++

To convert a string to a uint64_t in C++, you can follow these steps:

  1. Include the necessary header files: Include the and header files to use the required functions and classes.

  2. Declare the string variable: Declare a string variable to hold the input value.

  3. Read the string input: Use the appropriate method to read the string input from the user or any other source.

  4. Declare a stringstream object: Declare a stringstream object to convert the string to a uint64_t.

  5. Extract the value from the string: Use the stringstream object to extract the uint64_t value from the string. You can do this by using the extraction operator (>>) or the str() function.

  6. Check for errors: Check if any errors occurred during the conversion process. You can use the fail() function of the stringstream object to check if the conversion was successful.

  7. Assign the converted value: If the conversion was successful, assign the converted value to a uint64_t variable.

Here is an example code snippet that demonstrates these steps:

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
#include <sstream>

int main() {
    std::string input;
    std::cout << "Enter a number: ";
    std::cin >> input;

    std::stringstream ss(input);
    uint64_t number;

    if (!(ss >> number) || !ss.eof()) {
        std::cerr << "Invalid input!" << std::endl;
        return 1;

    std::cout << "Converted value: " << number << std::endl;

    return 0;

In this example, the user is prompted to enter a number as a string. The string is then converted to a uint64_t using a stringstream object. If the conversion is successful, the converted value is printed; otherwise, an error message is displayed.