Using Standard Test Data Format (STDF) Files in LabVIEW

Updated Mar 27, 2023

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  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

How can I read or write STDF files in LabVIEW?


LabVIEW does not have native VIs to write or read STDF files. The following are a few alternatives to use STDF files:
  • Make use of the Read from Binary File and Write to Binary File functions. You could then use low level functions to extract and manipulate the data in the STDF files using type casting and string functions as needed according to the STDF format specification.
  • Use libraries that have been created within the National Instruments community in our forums. See STDF (Standard Test Data Format) IO Library for more details.
  • If you only need to import and read STDF files you can use STDF DataPlugin which can be used in DIAdem and LabVIEW.
  • Use a 3rd party library that interfaces with the STDF format. An example is FreeSTDF project.