Category Archives: LabVIEW

Tab Control in LabVIEW

To access Tab Control, go to Controls Pallette>>Modern/System/Classic>>Containers>>Tab Control. Select and place it on the front panel. Tab Control consists of multiple pages. By default, two pages will be created. To add more pages, right click on the tab control and select Add Page After from the right click menu. This will add page adjacent to the currently selected page. […]

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Delete column from 2D array

To delete a column from a 2D array, there are two ways to this: 1. Go to the front panel, right click on the array column you want to delete and select Data Operation>>Delete Column 2. To achieve the above programmatically, use the Delete From Array function from the array palette. Drop the function on the block diagram and connect […]

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Custom Error Handling in LabVIEW

This document describes handling errors in LabVIEW. All functions in LabVIEW have an output as Error Out which carries information as Error code, status and Error Message. These errors will not be understandable for the end user of application. We can customize error code messages and also create new error codes as user defined error codes. User defined error codes […]

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Database connectivity using MySQL-example

In this tutorial we will see basic example of creating table and inserting record into database [MySQL]. Tools required: LabVIEW Database connectivity Toolkit MySQL server. Following is the front panel of the main VI. TableName is the name of the table. UserName [Primary key] and Password are the fields in the table. DB Status is an indicator which displays the […]

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Database Connectivity using MySQL

In this tutorial we will see how to open connection for database and the various methods for opening connection. Connection should be closed at the end. Tools Required: Windows OS MySQL server LabVIEW database and connectivity toolkit In LabVIEW functions palette, Database VI’s are located in Connectivity >>Database. Turn ON the MySQL server in MySQL workbench if not running. First […]

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Timer : Measuring Elapsed Time with Pause

This is a FGV timer implemented using the function ‘Get Date/Time in Seconds’, to measure elapsed time along with Pause and Resume functionality. Here is the front panel of the vi. Timer states is an enum which has four states. Set Timer Parameters – Resets the timer Get Elapsed Time – Returns Elapsed time Pause – Pause the timer Resume – […]

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