LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit Runtime Installation

Updated Mar 2, 2018

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Software

  • LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit
  • LabVIEW Application Builder Module

Issue Details

I have a LabVIEW EXE application that uses the OPC UA Toolkit functions. I want to deploy the application on a computer that has the LabVIEW Runtime Engine, but I cannot find the installer for the OPC UA Toolkit Runtime. How do I install the OPC UA Toolkit Runtime on my deployment computer?

Solution

There is no standalone installer available for the OPC UA Toolkit Runtime. To put the Runtime on the deployment computer, you will need to build an installer using the LabVIEW Application Builder.
  1. In your LabVIEW Project, right-click on Build Specifications and select New»Installer. The My Installer Properties window should appear.
  2. Configure the installer properties and source files as needed according to the Building and Installer Help document.
  3. Click on the Additional Installers category.
  4. If you included your application that uses the OPC UA Toolkit under Source Files, then the NI LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit Runtime should automatically be included. Otherwise, you can uncheck the Automatically select recommended installers box and then select the NI LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit Runtime from the list of installers.
 
  1. Build the installer.
  2. Run the installer on the deployment computer to install the OPC UA Toolkit Runtime.

Additional Information

These steps apply to the standalone LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit. Previously, this toolkit was included with the LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module. As of LabVIEW 2017, this toolkit was removed from the DSC Module and made into a separate product. Refer to What is the DSC Run-Time System and When Should I Use It? for more information on the DSC Runtime.

To deploy applications that use the OPC UA Toolkit functions, you will also need to purchase a LabVIEW OPC UA Toolkit Deployment License and activate the license on the deployment computer.

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