Error Logging Front Panel Data to VI's Log File

Updated Feb 12, 2019

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

When I try to run my LabVIEW program, I receive the message: Error logging front panel data to VI's log file. Why do I receive this error, and what can I do to prevent this from happening?


LabVIEW has some features that allow you to log images of the front panel to file. These features are located under the Operate menu. The two menu selections related to datalogging are Log at Completion and Data Logging, along with its sub-menus.

If you are experiencing this error message, then your system is having trouble logging data. To stop this, the first thing you should try is to go through your VIs (main VI and sub VIs), and check to see if you have datalogging enabled in the Operate menu. If it is enabled, you should go through and deselect Log at Completion in all of your VIs and then attempt to run the program again. This should remove the error message. 

If you are still interested in using datalogging, you can go through and begin enabling datalogging again, one VI at a time. As you are re-adding datalogging support, you may want to try running your program occasionally to verify that the program is working with datalogging enabled.