Logging Data to Excel On Real-Time Target

Updated Nov 10, 2022

Reported In


  • CompactRIO Controller
  • myRIO-1900
  • myRIO-1950
  • PXI Controller

Issue Details

I have a real-time target and would like to write my acquired data to an excel file. How can I do this?


Our Write to Measurement File Express VI will work on Real-Time targets if configured to function without user input, however you will not be able to write to an Excel file due to Microsoft Excel not being installed on the controller. It is recommended that you create a host interface to stream your acquired data from your real-time target to a PC with Microsoft Office installed on it, which can then be used to write your data to an Excel file.

Alternatively, you can store the data in another file type on the real-time target and then FTP your data over to another computer at a later time.