Can I Use Command Line Pipes in LabVIEW?

Updated Oct 29, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I have a 3rd party executable I've created that I want to communicate with LabVIEW through the Command Line. I have the executable set to start, and write outputs to the command line. Is it possible to have LabVIEW continuously read and write from the command line?


It is currently not a supported feature of LabVIEW to use pipes. However, it is possible to use the LabVIEW Command Line Interface to run a predefined set of operations in LabVIEW from the command line. You can also use the System Exec VI to execute a Windows command line command in LabVIEW .