Why canít I find the Serial File option in the new version of LABELVIEW?



  • Why can’t I find the Serial File option in the new version of LABELVIEW?


  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 7/8
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003


With the release of LABELVIEW 9, the Serial File feature was incorporated into Shared Variables

To create a Shared variable Counter in:

  1. Open or create a label file that will contain a counter that you would like to share across several labels.
  2. Begin by creating the Shared Variable by selecting Tools > Shared data source management > Counters. A Shared data sources Management window appears.
  3. Select the small folder button to add a counter shared data source name.
  4. In the line that appears, add a data source name (i.e. CounterVar) in the left portion and a data source value (i.e. 00001) in the right portion.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Now create a new counter variable by selecting Data sources > Counter > Add.  A Counter window will appear
  7. Enter the shared data source name that you specified earlier (i.e. CounterVar) in the Name textbox
  8. Check the Shared checkbox.  The Current Value textbox is immediately greyed out and populated by the shared data source value you defined earlier. (i.e. 00001)
  9. Click OK.
  10. This counter will now be retained after incrimination.  Repeating steps 6-9 on additional label designs will allow this counter value to be shared across several label designs.

Note: The Shared Variables feature is only available in Gold level editions of LABELVIEW



  • With the release of LABELVIEW 9, the Serial File feature was incorporated into Shared Variables.




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Last Updated
8th of October, 2013

Product Version
9.0 and higher


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