How to Download and Run LabVIEW-Built Executable on CompactRIO?

Updated Apr 6, 2023



  • CompactRIO Controller


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module

Operating System

  • Windows

I have created a LabVIEW application on my computer and built it into a stand-alone application (EXE) .  I want to run this same built executable on my Real-Time CompactRIO (cRIO) controller.  How do I transfer and run this application on my cRIO?

To run a LabVIEW application on a Real-Time CompactRIO equivalent to running an EXE on a PC, you will need to build and deploy a stand-alone real-time application for the cRIO controller

While you can transfer the EXE from your PC to the CompactRIO via a number of file transfer methods , you will not be able to run the EXE on the Real-Time CompactRIO.  You must build and deploy a stand-alone real-time application to get the same functionality that you have with the EXE on a PC.