Owning Palette: Express VIs and Functions
Requires: Base Development System. This topic might not match its corresponding palette in LabVIEW depending on your operating system, licensed product(s), and target.
Use the Output Express VIs to save data to files, to generate reports, to output real world signals, to communicate with instruments, and to display messages to users.
|Note The DAQ Assistant Express VI does not appear on the Output palette unless you have NI-DAQmx installed. Refer to the DAQ Getting Started Guide for more information about installing NI-DAQmx.|
The Instrument I/O Assistant Express VI does not appear on the Output palette unless you have the Instrument I/O Assistant installed. You install the Instrument I/O Assistant from the National Instruments Device Drivers DVD.
You must have DIAdem 9.1 Service Pack 2 or later installed to use the DIAdem Report Express VI. Visit ni.com to download an evaluation version of DIAdem or purchase DIAdem.
|Build Text||Creates an output string from a combination of text and parameterized inputs. If the input is not a string, this Express VI converts the input into a string based on the configuration of the Express VI.|
|DIAdem Report||Creates reports from LabVIEW data using DIAdem.|
|Display Message to User||Displays a standard dialog box that contains an alert or a message for users.|
|Play Waveform||Plays data from the sound output device using finite sampling. This Express VI automatically configures an output task and clears the task after the output completes.|
|Report||Generates a preformatted report that contains VI documentation, data the VI returns, and report properties, such as the author, company, and number of pages.|
|Write To Measurement File||Writes data to text-based measurement files (.lvm), binary measurement files (.tdm or .tdms), or Microsoft Excel files (.xlsx).|
|Instrument Drivers VIs||Use Instrument Drivers VIs to configure, control, and retrieve data from GPIB, serial, modular, PXI, and other types of instruments. Use the NI Instrument Driver Finder to search for and install instrument drivers. If an instrument driver is not available, you can use the Create New Instrument Driver Project wizard to create a new instrument driver. If you do not create an instrument driver, you can use the Instrument I/O Assistant to communicate with message-based instruments.|