Create Headers in a Spreadsheet File in LabVIEW

Updated Jul 11, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I want to create a spreadsheet file on LabVIEW that would include column headers similar to what can be done on a text file.
How do I proceed?


Writing headers on Spreadsheet files is not natively supported by the LabVIEW function "Write to Spreadsheet File". To do so, you need to open a file reference and write your headers, similar to what can be done for a text file. After closing the file reference, you should then move this reference as a file path to the "Write to Spreadsheet file" function along with the data you want to log in the Spreadsheet file.

The code describing this workaround should look like this, as shown in the following snippet:


Additional Information

If you need more customization options for your Word and Excel files, you should consider upgrading to LabVIEW Professional , which includes the LabVIEW Report Generation Toolkit .