Are VIs Created with LabVIEW 2017 SP1 Compatible with LabVIEW 2017?

Updated Aug 9, 2018

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  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I am using LabVIEW 2017 and I have received some VIs from my college created with LabVIEW 2017 SP1.
Can I open VIs created with LabVIEW 2017 SP1 in my non-SP1 LabVIEW environment?


LabVIEW 2017 SP1 is a stand-alone successor of LabVIEW 2017, however both LabvIEW 2017 and LabVIEW 2017 SP1 saves VIs in the 17.0 version, thus VIs created in these two environments are cross-compatible with each other.

Additional Information

You can check your LabVIEW version by clicking Help -> About LabVIEW... on the main drop-down menu. Your LabVIEW version will be visible on the pop-up window in a numeric format. For example 17.0 is the equivalent to LabVIEW 2017 and 17.0.1 is the equivalent of LabVIEW 2017 SP1.
You can investigate the version of your VI by Opening the VI and clicking File -> VI Properties. Here make sure you are on the General tab, you shall see version of your VI in the Source version field.
You also have the option to save the VI to a previous version by clicking File -> Save for Previous Version.


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