How Can I Edit a Clone VI

Updated Nov 20, 2019

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I have a clone VI open, which I want to edit but I am unable to do so within the VI.


Clone VI's cannot be edited. You must call the VI from the file directory, this can be done with the shortcut "CTRL + M". This will open the VI which you will be able to edit.

If you do not need clones in your LabVIEW application, then you can turn this off.

1. Open the VI, then to File >> VI Properties >> Category - Execution 

2. In this window, uncheck Non-reentrant execution.

3. Press OK and the clone will close.

When the SubVI is re opened it will reference the source VI.