3. Data Types and Structures

  • (1/4) LabVIEW Data Types
    Numerics, text strings and Booleans are all examples of different LabVIEW data types.  Each one is represented by a different wire colors, and different functions are available to let you convert between data types.
  • (2/4) Arrays
    Watch this step-by-step demonstration to learn how you can use arrays to group elements of the same data type in NI LabVIEW.
  • (3/4) Clusters
    Examine ways to use NI LabVIEW clusters to group elements of multiple data types together into a single wire. 
  • (4/4) Local Variables
    This video introduces programming with local variables in NI LabVIEW.

Overview

Like other programming languages, NI LabVIEW software has many different data types, and ways to organize those data types. They can be distinguished by color and decoration, and they are each used for particular reasons. The following module illustrates the capabilities of various data types and structures, and when to use one over another.

Detailed Explanation

Cumulative Exam: LabVIEW Basics

Test your understanding of LabVIEW concepts by attempting the LabVIEW Basics Test. This test is recommended after completing the modules found in the Learn LabVIEW section. The test includes 20 multiple choice questions.

Begin the exam

Cumulative Exercise: LabVIEW Basics

Assess your understanding of programming within the LabVIEW environment by completing the LabVIEW Basics Exercise. This exercise is recommended after completing the modules found in the Learn LabVIEW section. The exercise involves building a calculator in LabVIEW.

Start the exercise

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