Embedding Multiple Excel Sheets into LabVIEW Front Panel

Updated Jan 4, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Professional

Issue Details

I am trying to embed Excel into my LabVIEW front panel using an ActiveX container. This excel sheet has multiple sheets in it. However, on the front panel, I can see only the first sheet. Is it possible to display multiple sheets?


Excel does not provide an ActiveX container (that you can embed) in any of its recent releases (2010 or later). The ActiveX container created from a document cannot be interacted with directly from LabVIEW. Therefore, it is not possible to view multiple Excel sheets from the front panel. 


Additional Information

More information for integrating Excel into LabVIEW is available in Integrating Microsoft Excel with National Instruments Software

A community example of integrating Excel into the LabVIEW front panel is provided in Viewing Excel Sheet in LabVIEW.