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Save LabVIEW Graphs, Charts, XY Graphs, Instensity Graphs as LabVIEW figure(*.vifig).

Status: Declined

Any idea that has received less than 3 kudos within 3 years after posting will be automatically declined.

Right now in labVIEW the plots can be exported into excel and can be saved into different  image formats (*.png,*.jpeg,*.eps,etc,.). In addition to the other properties it would really a very cool and excellent option to save the plot data as a LabVIEW figure with an extension "vifig" (*.vifig). The idea here is when the  plot is saved as LabVIEW figure the tester with the help of an interactive tool or some thing like this reload the *.vifig to view, change the graphic object properties , maipulate legend, xaxis label, yaxis label so on... and finally save.


Let's assume a situation where the user wants to analyse the data (zoom in, zoom out, find delay etc.,) and change few properties the the data who doesn't know LabVIEW and he needs to use another programs like origin, excel etc. This could be done very easily witht he help of an interactive tool. Unlike LabVIEW, the softwares like MATLAB, Origin has such a pretty useful option. 


Thank you.

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I understand your point of having a smaller file / example of a code to test or debug. But I think that there's a more general approach to the problem and it is already implemented: 1) you can create a code snippet and supply that one to the tester; contra: no data is saved with the snippet and only for LV2013+ 2) you can create a subVI of your selection in the code (in your case, you select only the Graph). Run the program with the subVI open, save the indicator values to default and you can send that VI as a fully functional code with your data, for inspection. After the inspection and changes made, you can include the changed mini-code into your original one. Cheers,
Proven Zealot
Status changed to: Declined

Any idea that has received less than 3 kudos within 3 years after posting will be automatically declined.

DNatt, NI