LabVIEW 2009 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office Readme

June 2009

This file contains important last-minute information about the LabVIEW 2009 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office, including installation issues.

Refer to the National Instruments Web site for the latest information about the Report Generation Toolkit. Refer to the LabVIEW Help for more information about using the Report Generation Toolkit.

System Requirements
Upgrade Issues
Known Issues
Bug Fixes

System Requirements

The computer you are using must meet the following minimum system requirements to run the Report Generation Toolkit:

  • Windows Vista/XP/2000
  • 40 MB of hard drive space
  • LabVIEW 2009
  • Microsoft Office 2007/2003/XP

    Note  You must have both Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel installed before installing the Report Generation Toolkit.


Version 2009

You can install all of your LabVIEW products—including the Report Generation Toolkit—using the LabVIEW 2009 Platform DVDs. You can find installation instructions for the Report Generation Toolkit along with activation instructions in the following locations:

  • LabVIEW Release Notes, which are available in your LabVIEW software kit.
  • LabVIEW 2009 Platform DVDs Readme, which is available on the top-level of LabVIEW Platform DVD 1.

To request additional LabVIEW 2009 Platform DVDs, refer to the National Instruments Web site.

Upgrade Issues

The following issues only exist when upgrading from the Report Generation Toolkit 1.1.2 or earlier. If you are upgrading from version 1.1.3 or 1.1.4 to version 2009, the upgrade issues do not apply:

  • In the LabVIEW 2009 Report Generation Toolkit, the VIs use LabVIEW Classes. The report in control and report out indicator changed from reference number data types to LabVIEW class data types. If you did not create constants, controls, or indicators using the typedef refnum, the VIs might not work correctly.
  • The Numeric Array instance of the Excel Easy Table VI no longer contains the format string input.
  • If you save Report Generation VIs to a previous version of LabVIEW, the VIs might be broken when you open them in the previous version of LabVIEW. Rewire or relink the subVIs if this problem occurs.

Known Issues

You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the National Instruments Web site for an up-to-date list of known issues in the LabVIEW 2009 Report Generation Toolkit for Microsoft Office.

Bug Fixes

IDFixed Issue
-If you build an executable or shared library that uses the LabVIEW 2009 Report Generation Toolkit VIs, Application Builder places the files that have name conflicts outside of the application in folders. Remove the checkmark from the Use LabVIEW 8.x file layout checkbox on the Advanced page of the Application Properties or Shared Library Properties dialog box to fix this issue in LabVIEW 2009.
133176VI with MS Office Report Express VI will be broken if the VI is recompiled
121082number of copies input of Print was changed from an int to a double
138189New keeps Template file open in LabVIEW 8.6


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