Check if Excel is Open in LabVIEW

Updated Nov 27, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

How can you programmatically check if Excel is open in LabVIEW? 

Solution

You can use a Property Node and the Automation Open VIs to check if an Excel file is open during runtime. See the attached VI for an example.

Additional Information

You can also check if a particular file is open in LabVIEW ​​​​​​if you only want to check for a particular Excel file.