Reading game specific data from Dashboard

Is the “Gamedata.vi” supposed to work from the Labview dashboard. When we insert it, it never reads the gamedata string from the driver’s station. Rest of dashboard works fine, communications is ok. If running from Labview, dashboard crashes with this vi inserted. Compiled version doesn’t crash but it doesn’t read the gamedata string either.

When we put the same vi in the robot code, it reads the data perfectly.

No, GameData is for use on the robot side.
The Driver Station sends it to the robot embedded into the regular control stream.

Your user code on the robot needs to echo it back to your Dashboard if you want to see it there.
As an example, if you want to see it on the default Labview Dashboard, put this in Periodic Tasks.vi in the 100ms loop.
The code will get echoed back to the Dashboard Basic tab.

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