Copy Trace Settings to a New NI Citadel Database

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module

Issue Details

I recently updated my LabVIEW application and want to use a new NI Citadel database for this application based on my old database. How can I use the same trace settings and the same shared variable library for this new database?


You will want to copy the trace files into your new database and link the new database to your LabVIEW project:
  1. Copy the trace data files from your original database into the location of the new one. This will ensure that your LabVIEW application reads and writes to a database with existing trace data.
  2. Open your LabVIEW project, and find the shared variable library you use.
  3. Right-click on the shared variable library.
  4. Go to Properties»DSC Settings: Database.
  5. Change the database location to match the file location of your new database.
  6. (Optional) You may need to reboot your computer or LabVIEW if these changes do not automatically go into effect.


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