I noticed that with LV 2012 when I call the method "Export Data to Excel" for a table, the table headers (= column names) are not exported to excel.
Am I right? I think that the column names should be exported too...
As a matter of fact when you call the method "Export to simplified image" the column names are included
How can I export the table column names to excel?
Probably you're right considering the exact meaning of the words, but the data without the names is really difficult to understand if you have many columns.
I think that column names should be exported to excel together with the data.
Do you agree?
In this document there is a full description of how to export data from LabVIEW to Excel.
Using a table, the method "Export data to excel" should export the "currently selected data", and data can be programmatically selected using ActiveCell property (as described here).
With ActiveCell I can select the column headers too (using negative numbers for row and/or column), and I do this.
And so I expect that when I select "Export data to Excel", the column headers should be exported too (because I selected them!).
I think that the actual behavior is a bug, rather that an expected behavior.
Don't you agree?
Since I think this would be an useful possibility I wrote this idea
One suggestion, you can make new table without headers just for export data purpose.
In this new table you can assemble data (insert in to array) from previous table.
Transfer data, transfer column (and/or row) headers in to table without headers and than export to Excel.