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Report Express VI

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Owning Palette: Report Generation VIs

Requires: Base Development System

Generates a preformatted report that contains VI documentation, data the VI returns, and report properties, such as the author, company, and number of pages.

Details  

Dialog Box Options
Block Diagram Inputs
Block Diagram Outputs

Dialog Box Options

ParameterDescription
Report InformationContains the following options:
  • Report title—Specifies the title of the report.
  • Author name—Specifies the author of the report.
  • Company name—Specifies the name of the company.
  • Operator name—Specifies the name of the operator who generated the data for the report.
  • Report print date—Includes the date of the report.
  • Report print time—Includes the time of the report.
  • Page number—Includes the current page number of the report.
  • Total pages—Includes the total number of pages of the report. (Report Generation Toolkit) This option prints the total number of pages in the following formats:
    • (Word 2000, XP, and 2003) Page x of n
    • (Word 2007) x/n
  • VI documentation (appendix)—Includes the VI documentation in an appendix.
  • Comments—Includes comments to append to the report information.
Data Input 1Contains the following options:
  • Title—Specifies the title for the data.
  • Include graph (data input 1)—Specifies whether to include a graph with the data.
  • Y-axis label—Specifies the label for the y-axis.
  • Include table—Specifies whether to include a table with the data.
Data Input 2Contains the following options:
  • Title—Specifies the title for the data.
  • Include graph (data input 2)—Specifies whether to include a graph with the data.
  • Y-axis label—Specifies the label for the y-axis.
  • Include table—Specifies whether to include a table with the data.
DestinationSpecifies where to print the report. You can print the report in HTML format for use on a Web page or (Windows) send the report to the printer.

(Report Generation Toolkit) You also can export the report to a Microsoft Word document or a Microsoft Excel worksheet.
Path to save reportPath where you want to save the report.

Block Diagram Inputs

ParameterDescription
Enabled?Enables or disables the Express VI. The default is TRUE.
Signal 1Specifies the input signal or signals for Data Input 1.
Signal 2Specifies the input signal or signals for Data Input 2.
Additional CommentsIncludes additional comments to append to the report information.
error inDescribes error conditions that occur before this node runs.

Block Diagram Outputs

ParameterDescription
Saved Report PathReturns the path where this Express VI saves the report.
error outContains error information. This output provides standard error out functionality.

Report Details

Note  The behavior of this VI changes depending upon the target. If the current target does not or might not have a host computer connected, the configuration dialog box displays warnings next to options that are invalid without a host. If you configure this VI to prompt for input and run the VI on a target with no user interface, such as the Real-Time Module with no host computer connected, this VI will return an error.

This Express VI operates similarly to the following VIs and functions:

Easy Text Report
Save Report to File
Easy Print VI Panel or Documentation


 

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