This file contains important information about the LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit, including installation instructions and known issues. For more information about LabWindows/CVI, refer to the LabWindows/CVI Readme. For more information about the LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit, refer to the LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit Help.
To run the LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit 2.4, you must have the following items:
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. 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, Windows Embedded Standard 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.
Note In 2016 LabWindows/CVI SQL Module dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. LabWindows/CVI Real-Time Module Toolkit 2019 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use LabWindows/CVI Real-Time Module 2019 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing LabWindows/CVI Real-Time Module 2019, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to Why Does My NI ADE Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Windows Server 2003?.
Note Refer to LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit Drops Support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-Bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and All 32-Bit Windows Operating Systems in 2021 for information about future OS support.
NI automates software installation using NI Package Manager. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
If you install software using LabWindows/CVI media, insert the media and follow the onscreen instructions to install LabWindows/CVI, modules, toolkits, and drivers. When prompted, log in to your NI User Account to activate your NI products. If you are managing your license with a volume license server, you should receive your volume license file by email.
If you plan to use the SQL Toolkit with an external compiler, a library file for the current compatible external compiler is in the Program Files\National Instruments\Shared\CVI\Extlib directory.
Refer to the Distributing an SQL Toolkit Executable or DLL topic in the LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit Help for information about distributing SQL Toolkit applications.
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Refer to the LabWindows/CVI Modules and Toolkits Release Information web page on ni.com for an up-to-date list of bug fixes in this version of the LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit.
Refer to the LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit Help, accessible from within the LabWindows/CVI Help, for information about the LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit.
You can find example programs in the following locations:
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Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.
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LabWindows/CVI SQL Toolkit will drop support for Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and all 32-bit Windows operating systems starting in 2021. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, will not install or run on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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