Can I Read .csv Files with My cRIO?

Updated Apr 3, 2018

Reported In


  • NI-9262
  • cRIO-9063


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module

Operating System

  • NI Linux Real-Time

Issue Details

I'm trying to read data samples from CSV file (spreadsheet) in my LabVIEW Real-Time program to generate an analog output. Is this something that can be accomplished?


Yes, you can read data from a spreadsheet or data file by placing the file on the cRIO. The recommended process for transferring files to a NI Linux Real-Time target can be found here.

Additional Information

The data file needs to be placed on the cRIO itself rather than using a file path pointing to a location on the host PC.