Skyline API Installation for LabVIEW

Updated May 31, 2018

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Software

  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW NXG
  • LabVIEW NXG Web Module
  • SystemLink Client
  • Package Manager

Issue Details

How do I get the Skyline API installed in LabVIEW?  I see that the Skyline API is a method for me to communicate data between my LabVIEW VIs and WebVIs in LabVIEW NXG, but I can not seem to find it in my LabVIEW functions palette even after I have installed LabVIEW NXG and the Web Module.

Solution

The Skyline API for LabVIEW installs with an installation of the LabVIEW NXG Web Module or the SystemLink Client.  The installation order is important to get the Skyline API to show up in LabVIEW.  Below are instructions for installing the Skyline API if you are doing a fresh install and if you already have all the software components installed.
 

Fresh Install

The recommended installation order if you are starting off on a fresh install is as follows:
  1. Install LabVIEW.
  2. Install NI Package Manager.
  3. Open NI Package Manager and search for LabVIEW NXG Web Module or SystemLink Client, whichever you are working with.  Click on the correct result and then click Install.
  4. Make sure that you select all of the Skyline API items that you want to have installed.
    • Available Skyline Items for LabVIEW NXG Web Module:  Message and Tag 
    • Available Skyline Items for SystemLink Client: File, Message, and Tag 
  5. Go through the installation wizard.
 

LabVIEW NXG Web Module or SystemLink Client Already Installed

If you already have LabVIEW NXG Web Module or the SystemLink Client installed before you have LabVIEW installed, you can follow the below steps to install Skyline support for LabVIEW:
  1. Open NI Package Manager (NIPM).
  2. Click on the INSTALLED tab.
  3. Find NI SystemLink Client or LabVIEW NXG Web Module.
  4. On the further right column, there should be a cog/gear.  Click on that icon to Install or remove related package.
  5. Make sure the following items are selected in order to use the Skyline API within LabVIEW:
    • NI Skyline File Support for LabVIEW 201X
    • NI Skyline Message Support for LabVIEW 201X
    • NI Skyline Tag Support for LabVIEW 201X 

Additional Information

NI Package Manager needs to be installed in order to search for and install the SystemLink Client or the LabVIEW NXG Web Module.

It is not necessary to install LabVIEW NXG on the LabVIEW development computer in order to use the Skyline API for LabVIEW via the LabVIEW NXG Web Module.

It is not necessary to install NI SystemLink Server on the LabVIEW development computer in order to use the Skyline API for LabVIEW via the SystemLink Client Add-On.

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