How Do I Open TDMS Files?

Updated Nov 4, 2019

Reported In


  • DIAdem
  • DAQExpress
  • FlexLogger
  • LabVIEW


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

  • How do I open TDMS files in Excel Spreadsheet?
  • I'm working with FlexLogger, DAQExpress, the NI-DAQmx API, etc. and generating TDMS files.  What are my options to open or view the data in these TDMS files? 


There are a few free options for viewing TDMS files.
If you are working with software products that are not designed by National Instruments follow, the options in the article Reading and Writing to a TDMS File Using Third Party Software for additional solutions.