Author: Darren (NI)
Copy Delimited Data
Copy the data from an array to the clipboard in tab-delimited format, making it easy to paste into a text editor or spreadsheet application.
Supported types are 1D and 2D arrays of numeric, string, Boolean, or path. Right-click option is present on array controls, array indicators, and array constants.
Attachement is saved in LabVIEW 2015. For install instructions, go here.
What numeric resolution is used for the copy?
I have posted a suggestion here:
to solve a problem with the native export in LabVIEW, namely that it keeps the resolution displayed in a control/indicator (which might be constrained by screen real estate rather than indicative of the numeric resolution used internally).
Here are the formats I use for converting to string:
String -> String
Path -> String
Boolean -> 0 or 1
Integer Numeric -> %d
Floating Point Numeric -> %f
So it will do exactly as the current LabVIEW export tool does, i.e. round off numerics to 6 significant digits by default and keep a non-exponential notation.
Try 1E-7 and you'll get 0.
Try 1.0E-6, 1.1E-6, 1.2E-6 and you'll get all 0.000001
This is not good. %e would be preferable.
Another thing I would recommend looking into it this other problem with the default LabVIEW "Export Data to Clipboard" described in this thread (declined due to lack of kudo, but still very much a problem):
Ok, would %g be better? That seems to paste into Excel ok for all the examples you just gave.
%g would be fine too (I suggested %e, but some folks might be spooked by 1E0) .
Please note the additional warning above.