Register DataPlugin VI

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Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Owning Palette: Manage DataPlugins VIs

Requires: Base Development System (Windows)

Registers or installs a DataPlugin to the local computer. You must manually select the polymorphic instance to use.

Note  DataPlugins are shared between different National Instruments products and applications on the local computer. Installing/registering or uninstalling/unregistering a DataPlugin might affect these products or applications.

Examples

Use the pull-down menu to select an instance of this VI.

Register DataPlugin by URI

Registers a DataPlugin to the local computer. After you download a DataPlugin from ni.com/dataplugins, you must register the DataPlugin before you can use the DataPlugin. If a different version of the DataPlugin exists on the local computer, registering a new version of the DataPlugin overwrites the existing version.

DataPlugin URI path (*.uri) specifies the path to the DataPlugin .uri file. You can download DataPlugin .uri files from the National Instruments website at ni.com/dataplugins.
error in describes error conditions that occur before this node runs. This input provides standard error in functionality.
DataPlugin URI path out returns DataPlugin URI path (*.uri) unchanged.
DataPlugin information returns information about the DataPlugin that this VI registers on the local computer.
name returns the name of the DataPlugin.
version returns the version information of the DataPlugin.
type returns the type of the DataPlugin. This information indicates the programming language in which the DataPlugin was created.
read-only? indicates whether the DataPlugin is a read-only DataPlugin.
extensions returns the file extensions you can use with this DataPlugin.
error out contains error information. This output provides standard error out functionality.

Install DataPlugin by Name

Installs a DataPlugin to the local computer. This VI always installs the latest version of the DataPlugin.

Note  You can install only DataPlugins with a type of VBS or VBCrypt. Use the List DataPlugins VI to view the type of a DataPlugin.

DataPlugin name specifies the name of the DataPlugin. You can find the DataPlugin names on the National Instruments website at ni.com/dataplugins or use the List DataPlugins VI to list all the DataPlugins existing on the website.
error in describes error conditions that occur before this node runs. This input provides standard error in functionality.
DataPlugin name out returns a duplicate of DataPlugin name.
DataPlugin information returns information about the DataPlugin that this VI installs on the local computer.
name returns the name of the DataPlugin.
version returns the version information of the DataPlugin.
type returns the type of the DataPlugin. This information indicates the programming language in which the DataPlugin was created.
read-only? indicates whether the DataPlugin is a read-only DataPlugin.
extensions returns the file extensions you can use with this DataPlugin.
error out contains error information. This output provides standard error out functionality.

Examples

Refer to the following VIs for examples of using the Register DataPlugin VI:

  • Manage DataPlugins VI: labview\examples\File IO\DataPlugins\General
  • labview\examples\File IO\DataPlugins\ATML\DataPlugins - ATML.lvproj

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