Where Do I Get SCL Files for Programming My IEC 61850 Application to CompactRIO?

Updated Dec 20, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW


  • NI-Industrial Communications for IEC 61850 15.0

Issue Details

I would like to program IEC 61850 to my CompactRIO controller and found out that I would need substation configuration description language (SCL) file. Where do I get one?


You can create the SCL file manually by referring to the IEC61850_example.icd in the labview\example\IEC61850\Server folder for a template to create SCL files manually. You can also create SCL files by using a third-party modelling tools.

Additional Information

You can find a more in-depth explanation by accessing the help directory in the link attached to this document, where you could find out more the IEC 61850 concepts, VIs, Properties etc