This file contains important information about LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit, including installation instructions, new features, and known issues.
LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit enables you to connect to NI DataFinder in order to manage and search your data files regardless of format or location. The Desktop DataFinder ("My DataFinder"), installed with this toolkit, creates an index of the descriptive information stored with your test files. With LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit you can build applications to access the indexed information using either a simple keyword search as well as an advanced query to find trends and correlations in your test data. LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit can also connect to NI DataFinder Server Edition, the DataFinder server for larger, centralized data management applications.
To create applications or shared libraries using LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit, you must be a properly licensed user and have the following software installed on the host computer:
To deploy and use applications or shared libraries using LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit, you must be a properly licensed user and have the following software installed on the host computer:
LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit can connect to and work with the following versions of DataFinder Server Edition:
LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit can change the configuration settings of the following versions of DataFinder when installed on the same computer:
LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit supports the following platforms:
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.1. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
(LabVIEW 64-bit) LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit is not supported in LabVIEW (64 bit).
Use Application Builder to create installers to distribute stand-alone applications and shared libraries built with LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit. Include LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit Run-Time installer. Activate LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit Run-Time on the host computer using the NI License Manager.
For the My DataFinder in LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit, any index files from earlier Toolkit versions must be regenerated. This occurs automatically when launching My DataFinder. Depending on how many files are to be indexed, this may take quite some time.
As of LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit, you cannot create a new DataFinder server connection to a DataFinder with an empty string as the name or with the name "My DataFinder".
If you want to be able to use all the functions offered by LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit, National Instruments recommends that you select "Do not block" for all programs listed. This also applies when you want to evaluate LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit. Refer to ni.com/info under the info code expm69.
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You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.
For more information, refer to the following KnowledgeBase articles:
The following items are the IDs and titles of a subset of issues fixed in LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit. This is not an exhaustive list of issues fixed in the current DataFinder Toolkit version. If you have a CAR ID, you can search this list to validate that the issue has been fixed.
|549880||Empty "paths to be indexed" inputs will be ignored.|
|549882||VIs or Invoke Nodes exposing a file path terminal, for instance Index Folder, will create a memory leak.|
|602817||After updating Windows 10, you can no longer configure DataFinder.|
Refer to the LabVIEW Help, accessible by selecting Help»LabVIEW Help from LabVIEW, for information about LabVIEW 2018 DataFinder Toolkit.
Select Help»Find Examples from LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder. LabVIEW examples for the DataFinder Toolkit are located in the labview\examples\DataFinder directory. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.
Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system. Windows 10 features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. Moreover, the operating system introduces several new capabilities. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.
The Logos communication protocol (communication via UDP) used by older DataFinder Toolkit versions will no longer be supported as of My DataFinder version 2019. This means that earlier clients can no longer communicate with DataFinder Server 2019 or My DataFinder 2019. In future, you can only use Logos XT (communication via TCP) for communication with DataFinder. This applies to the DIAdem and LabVIEW DataFinder Toolkit clients.
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