NI Home > Community > NI Discussion Forums

LabVIEW Web UI Builder and Data Dashboard

Reply
Member
jdaming
Posts: 9

Current Date in WebUI

I recently had to get the current date (could be quite easily expanded to time also I believe) and found a solution I thought I would post incase someone has this problem.

 

It means you don't have to use a webservice like this tutorial suggests: http://zone.ni.com/reference/en-XX/help/373286A-01/uibuilder/wuib_gsg1/

 

The trick is using pythons datetime class.  I find a lot of cool basic functions can be used this way.  Here is the code that is run when the stop button is pressed:

from datetime import date
runtime.SetProperty("Output.Text",str(date.today()))

Innoventor Inc. "The Original Idea People" http://www.innoventor.com/
Member
Chris V
Posts: 185
0 Kudos

Re: Current Date in WebUI

Hi jdaming,

 

Very cool!

 

You might consider posting this in the NI Community as Example Code.

 

Have a great day,

 

Chris V

Applications Engineer
National Instruments