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Reading a spreadsheet file with the Read assistant - File Close Issue

I'm using the assistant to read a comma delimited spreadsheet file but it won't close the file when it is done, unless I close/stop the VI.  If I don't use the assistant the file closes fine.  I need to do this in order to open the file (not as read-only)  for other programs while the VI is running.
 
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Sorry, I am unclear what you mean by "assitant". Are you talking about the express VI?

In any case, reading a comma delimited file is pretty simple, just use the plain file I/O finctions and set the access options as desired.


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Thanks for the reply.  Yes, the assistant.  I'm just learning so I'm not sure how to easily use the read from spreadsheet file to create a waveform (first column is time, no headers).  The options with the assistant were perect for this.  Can I change this to the file read command without too much work?

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Sorry, meant yes the Express VI.

 

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can you attach a datafile with a few lines?

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Here is an .XLS file with 16 channels and one time column (first column is time).
 
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Hello bsmyth,
       I recommend that you take a look at Reading Data from Excel File and Printing it on a Graph

Cheers,

NathanT
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