Bad Linkage To SubVI Error in LabVIEW

Updated Aug 22, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Professional

Issue Details

One of my subVIs in the block diagram is grayed-out and I have Bad linkage to subVI error listed in the error list when I click the broken run arrow.


The connector pane pattern of a subVI changed since you placed it on the block diagram. LabVIEW dims the subVI on the block diagram to indicate that the connector pane pattern changed, as shown in the following example.

Right-click on the subVI and select Relink to SubVI from the shortcut menu to load the changes to the connector pane.  LabVIEW uses the new connector pane pattern and attempts to reconnect any existing wires to the new pattern. The icon of the subVI will no longer be grayed out and the VI will be executable. To double-check that LabVIEW made these connections properly, display the Context Help window  and move the cursor over the subVI.

Additional Information

If you want to maintain the old wiring pattern, double-click the subVI to display its front panel and select the old wiring pattern .