LabVIEW Compare Error: An Error Occurred While Running LVCompare

Updated Dec 4, 2023

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

When I try to run LVCompare.exe from the command line, I get the following error:

An error occurred while running LVCompare.
Invoke Node in
Method Name: <b> User Interaction:Compare VIs</b>


This error may occur if you are seeking to use LVCompare with an unsupported LabVIEW edition.
  • In LabVIEW 2021 and prior versions, LVCompare.exe requires LabVIEW Professional Development System. As of LabVIEW 2022 Q3, these methods are available for all LabVIEW editions - Base, Full, and Professional Development System.
  • Follow guidance in Missing LabVIEW Compare VIs and Merge VIs Tools to ensure you have a supported LabVIEW version for the LVCompare.exe tool

If you have confirmed that you are using a supported LabVIEW version, updating Windows may solve your issue.