FPGA VI Does Not Run when Building an Executable of RT VI

Updated Jan 8, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Issue Details

I am calling my FPGA VI by using an Open FPGA VI Reference in my RT VI. This works properly, but when I built the RT VI into an executable, the FPGA VI does not start. How do I resolve this?


Right click the Open FPGA VI Reference function and select Configure Open FPGA VI Reference from the shortcut menu. In the dialog box, configure the function to reference by bitfile instead of VI. Referencing by bitfile will work both in the development environment, and when being run as an executable.