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"Create Sub-VI" when only a wire is selected

I just had a case today where I had an existing wire (An array of configuration parameters) and I selected the wire and then tried "Create Sub-VI" on it.  Nothing happened.

 

Perhaps it would be simply consistent behaviour if we then allowed creation of a simple VI with Wire Datatype in and out with input terminal connected to output terminal.

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Active Participant

Agreed. And should be part of core... not just Quick Drop!

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Chris Virgona
Knight of NI

This has already been suggested by X

 

Create SubVI from one or more selected wires

Proven Zealot

Indeed.  I know NI forces a search results window when proposing a new idea, but given how much the NI search sucks, it hardly surprises me that I did NOT find that entry.  It surprises me not to see it has already been proposed.  I was surprised when it didn't show up in my search.

 

I have duly Kudosed it.

Knight of NI

I certainly understand.  I have a hard time finding stuff when I know it exists and I know the keywords because it was my message.  It is even harder when it is someone else's message.

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And now available through a shortcut plugin contributed by AQ: https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-43224