06-15-2012 08:29 AM
That issues sounds just like mine. I downloaded and installed the new library. The version I had was 2.2.1546.609. After the install, I now have version 184.108.40.206159.
Unfortunately, the problem still persists. I cannot access any of the channel or group names from the .tdms file.
Any other ideas?
06-18-2012 05:03 PM
Is there just a single TDMS file that you are having this problem with? If this is happening in multiple files does the program that is creating the TDMS files see the same behavior when using the new version of the TDMS dll?
06-19-2012 08:13 AM
I have only tested with this first file so far. Someone else is generating the file from a CompactRIO and FTP'ng it to me. This file was a test file to see if I could read out some of the data. The most puzzling part to me is that when I use my Excel plugin to read the file, it pulls in all of the names without any problem at all. I have also used the reader example application that NI provides with the SDK (C:\Users\Public\Documents\National Instruments\MStudioVS2010\DotNET\Examples\Tdms\Rea
06-20-2012 03:22 PM
The problem is with an incompatibility with TDMS 1.0 because file itself is saved as a TDMS 1.0 file. In LabVIEW, some of the built-in properties such as channel names were saved differently in 1.0. In 2.0, the built-in properties are saved as actual properties. This was always the case for the .NET library and the CVI libraries in both 1.0 and 2.0. So TDMSChannel.Name is looking for a property called "name" in both 1.0 and 2.0. If that property does not exist, then it throws and exception because it "has" to exist. So if you have a 1.0 file that was created in .NET or CVI, then you are fine. But if the 1.0 file was created in LV, then unless you manually added these properties, they did not exist. The Excel plugin uses a different underlying code and is able to discover these hidden properties from the LV TDMS 1.0 files.
To resolve this, you simply need to update the files to TDMS 2.0. Use the NationalInstruments.Tdms.TdmsFile.ConvertFileForma