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File Search tool using LabVIEW

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Hello,

 

I am having a trouble with the large amount of data (1,000s of files) that I am sending to my computer from Labview.

After a while it is impossible to find the file that I want, even if I name the correctly. Does anyone know about an easy searching tool?

 

Thanks

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If you indexed your drive, you could use The built-in tools from Microsoft.

If your files are small, you could use a database to store the information. It will be quite easy to find it later.

You can even create your own tools using Labview.

;)

 

Using notepad++ you can do a search easily as well. even with data inside of your file "text file".

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Like is mentioned in the [crossost](http://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW/searching-tool/td-p/3237619) hooovahh mentioned, I have used rinocloud.com to manage large amounts of spectrum data in my lab, its currently in beta, but I have a few invites I can share.

 

rinocloud integrates with labview. I use it to save large amounts of spectrum files (10,000s per day, typically a few Kb per file). I can attached measurement metadata to a file so searching later is easy

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Thank you fff31, 

 

I signed in Rinocloud. But I twitter them and I send them an email in order to get early access. 

 

I really like the tagging and comment data tools, it is easy and fast to use.

Totally recommended.

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Hey,
I have to say that Rinocloud is doing a great job with data management and collaboration.
They have improved the searching tool, collaboration team project, integrations.

Great Rinocloud

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If you're looking for a particular file with a known filename, I cannot recommend enough voidtools.com Everything search tool.  I seriously don't know how I got along without it.  It indexes every file on fixed disk locations (takes a minute or so on first startup) and after that, it winnows through the file list as fast as you can type.  Works with wildcards as well.  I have mine running on startup and bound to Win+A.

It's really great for finding duplicate files, projects, different DLL versions.

It doesn't look inside the file at all, but for many, many needs I haven't found anything else that can touch it.

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Are you the one naming the files? Why not create a folder structure and naming convention that does not require searching? A predictable naming strategy will allow you to locate the file based on the pre-designed naming algorithm. I have no idea if you can control the naming but just wanted to suggest this.

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