How Do I Save VIs in a Library File (.llb) Without Using a .vi Extension?
Primary Software: LabVIEW Development Systems>>LabVIEW Full Development System
Primary Software Version: 6.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
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I developed a large set of libraries containing VIs with unique file name extensions using LabVIEW 5.0. After upgrading to LabVIEW 6.0, I can no longer save VIs using my unique extensions, such as .run or .dat. In LabVIEW 6.0, is there a way to maintain my unique file name extensions when saving VIs in a library file?
In LabVIEW 6.0, VIs saved in a library file have a mandatory default extension of .vi. If a file has another extension, LabVIEW appends .vi to the filename when you save it in the library. For example, start.run becomes start.run.vi.
To work around this issue, you must save a file individually and then immediately save it to the library without making any changes. This workaround succeeds because LabVIEW does not query a recently saved file for a new name when subsequently saved to a library file.
If your VI already exists with a unique extension in the library file, select File»Save instead of Save As or Save with Options and then Development Distribution. If you are creating a new VI or if you need to change the name of an existing VI, complete the following steps.
LabVIEW 2010 Help: Saving VIs KnowledgeBase 642C0D28: How Do I Extract Files from a LabVIEW Library File (LLB)?
Report Date: 08/06/2001
Last Updated: 12/04/2013
Document ID: 2C5C7HON