Can I View a Downloaded DataPlugin's Source?

Updated Jan 12, 2018

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Software

  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Professional

Issue Details

I am calling a DataPlugin to open a customized file type in LabVIEW using the Open Data Storage.vi.  Is it possible for me to view the source of the DataPlugin and make modifications? 

Solution

No, you cannot view or edit the source of compiled DataPlugins with the .uri file extension as these DataPlugins are comprised of compiled code.  

Additional Information

If you are in a situation where using a DataPlugin is necessary, try to find existing DataPlugins that may work.  If there are none, you can create DataPlugins in LabVIEW with the LabVIEW DataPlugin SDK or in DIAdem Advanced or DIAdem Professional.  You can also request a DataPlugin from NI. 

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