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setfileproperty (MathScript RT Module Function)

LabVIEW 2012 MathScript RT Module Help

Edition Date: June 2012

Part Number: 373123C-01

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Requires: MathScript RT Module


setfileproperty(file, objname, objtype, name, value)


Sets a property value in a binary measurement file (.tdm or .tdms), a channel, or a channel group you specify. (Mac OS X and Linux) You cannot use this function with binary measurement files (.tdm or .tdms).




Name Description
file Specifies the path to the file of which you want to set a property value. If file is a relative path, LabVIEW begins searching for the file in the current working directory. file is a string.
objname Specifies the name of the channel or channel group. If objtype is 'file', objname can be empty. objname is a string.
objtype Specifies whether to set the property value in a file, a channel, or a channel group. objtype is a string that accepts the following values.

'file' File
'channel' Channel
'channel group' Channel group
name Specifies the name of the property to set. name is a string.
value Specifies the property value to set in the file, channel, or channel group.


If you use this function in a stand-alone application or shared library and file is a relative path, LabVIEW searches for the file in the path where you installed the application or shared library. (Real-Time Module) If you deploy this function to an RT target and file is a relative path, LabVIEW searches for the file in the path returned by the Default Data Directory VI.

The following table lists the support characteristics of this function.

Supported in the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine Yes
Supported on RT targets Yes
Suitable for bounded execution times on RT No (affects entire script)


a = 1:10;
save 'test.tdm' a;
setfileproperty('test.tdm', '', 'file', 'createdate', '01-Jan-2007');

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