Archived: How Do I Migrate a TestStand 3.5 Configuration File with Custom Types to TestStand 4.0?This document has been archived and is no longer updated by National Instruments
Primary Software Version: 4.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A
I have customized my User type stored in my Users.ini file (located at
When you direct TestStand to use a custom Users.ini configuration file, it always compares the version of the User type stored in that INI file with the version of the currently loaded User type. If the currently loaded User type has a higher version number, the currently loaded type will overwrite the User type in the custom configuration file. In order to coerce TestStand to use your custom configuration file, you must make sure to leave the modified mark on the Users.ini file when you save it in the older version of TestStand. When TestStand sees the modified mark on this file, it will assume that it has been more recently modified and load the types from your custom configuration file as desired.
Step by step directions for moving customized Users.ini file from TestStand 3.5 to TestStand 4.0:
TestStand 4.0 has now loaded your modified configuration file from TestStand 3.5. You can verify this by viewing the modified user type in the Types palette.
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Report Date: 02/29/2008
Last Updated: 07/20/2015
Document ID: 4ISFTS00