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QUOTE(frentzen @ May 29 2007, 12:28 PM)


i need to read data from a .xls file (i can not attach the file) and i want to show the data as a graph.

If somebody can help, would be great.

Thanx for your support.

1) Look Excel ActiveX examples from LV Example Finder. It should be not difficult.

2) Try to open this XLS-file with a Text-Editor. May be its only a spreadsheet file and you can read it as a text file.


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You can use the LabVIEW report generation tool to read from excel. This is an add on toolkit from NI. I have used it and it works well. NI has done all the active X calls for you.

There is also a free set of vi's that can manipulate excel. I think this is the link http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/epd/p/id/2974. The report generation toolkit is better. You get what you pay for.

Finally if your file is saved in a simple format say tab delimited or comma delimeted you can just bring that into LabVIEW using the Text file I/O.

Hope this helps


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