Installing a VBScript DataPlugin

Updated Nov 17, 2020

Environment

Software

  • DIAdem
  • DataFinder Server
  • SystemLink
  • LabVIEW

As stated in the DataPlugins Programmer's Reference Guide, VBS DataPlugins is based on a script that reads data from a file and use a special interface to provide the data to LabVIEW, DIAdem and DataFinder. This interface provides to you, the programmer, a powerful and easy-to-use set of functions to work with ASCII, binary or spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and OpenOffice.org) files.

The article will give you guidance on how to install a VBScript DataPlugin.

  1. Download the *.ZIP installer file to your local hard drive.
  2. Unzip the *.ZIP file so that the *.URI file inside is saved to your local hard drive.
  3. Double-click on the *.URI file in Windows Explorer.

The DataPlugin has been registered on your computer. Now SystemLink, DIAdem, and LabVIEW can load these data files and NI DataFinder will be able to index all files with the file extension your DataPlugin opens.

Note: All VBScript DataPlugins works on 32-bit and 64-bit systems and applications.