Migrating LabVIEW Old Source Code to LabVIEW NXG

Updated Oct 2, 2018

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Software

  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW NXG

Issue Details

I have a VI, which was created in LabVIEW 7.1.1 and I want to open it LabVIEW NXG. 
Is it possible to migrate my VIs or Projects?

Solution

Yes, it is possible to migrate LabVIEW Source Code to LabVIEW NXG, with the help of the Code Conversion Utility, which is included in LabVIEW NXG. It is accessible through the Projects tab in LabVIEW NXG's main screen. Select Convert a Project to launch the Code Conversion Utility.

As of October 2018, the Code Conversion Utility in LabVIEW NXG supports conversion of code from LabVIEW 2014 to LabVIEW 2018.

Additional Information

If you need to open source code from a version of LabVIEW older than 2014 in LabVIEW NXG, you will need to convert the code to a newer version of LabVIEW that is supported by the Code Conversion Utility first.

For example: You have a VI or project created in LabVIEW 7.1.1, and want to convert it to LabVIEW NXG 2.1.
  1. Check the compatibility chart to find out which version of LabVIEW can you use to convert your code.
  2. Convert the code to the never version as described in the compatibility chart, typically by opening the code in a newer version of LabVIEW and saving it.
  3. Open the converted, newer code in LabVIEW NXG, using the steps described above.

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