File Collision Warning While Building LabVIEW Source Distribution with OOP

Updated Oct 4, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW 2017
  • LabVIEW 2018

Issue Details

I have an RT/FPGA project and am attempting to build a source distribution.  I receive a warning during the build that says: 

LabVIEW prevented a file name collision during the build.  Duplicate file names cannot be copied to the same destination.  You can rename the files as part of the build process to avoid name conflicts. 

The following files were moved to a unique location: 

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\LabVIEW Data\2017(32-bit)\<VI Path>
Why is this error happening and how do I resolve it? 

Solution

First, check to see if you have multiple VIs with the same name.  If you do, rename one and attempt the build again. 

If there are not multiple VIs with the same name within the project, then the error should rename the VIs automatically to resolve the issue. 

You can also check the checkbox in your build specifications to retain VI hierarchy. This makes sure that your VI's are kept in different directories. 

This error is solved in LabVIEW 2018 Build Previews

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