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I have a total mess (right word for it) left behind here by a fellow who is no longer with the company (and hasn't been in some time).  There are 664 VI files in various sub-directories in his user folder, with no real organization to them.  He left behind some compiled software on another user's machine, but I am not certain if I have all the corresponding source VIs or not (naturally, documentation is non-existent). 

 

I'm in a position of having to make similar software to run on different model test instruments, and rather than completely reinvent the wheel, I figured I could perhaps make use of some of the pieces he left behind. Many of the VIs are obvious false starts, but there seem to be some useful ones as well, and I'm trying to make some sense out of it. 

 

A number of the VIs have the same name, some of which have drastically different file sizes, and some have exactly the same file size.  I _think_ the latter ones are indeed identical, but is there any sort of utility I can use to find out for sure?

 

Regards,

 

Michael Tracy

Synergy Microwave

 

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Tools >>> Compare >>> Compare VIs..

 

or

 

Tools >>> Compare >>> Compare VI Hierarchies...

 

Ben

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What version of LV is the code written in? How is it licensed (Basic, Full, Pro)?

 

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Sorry guys - I should have mentioned that I am using version 7.1 professional.  The only place I could find a "Compare" function was under Source Code Control, and I could only seem to get that to compare a currently loaded VI with whatever changes I made to it (and that was after I established a working directory, copied the file to it, and created a new project, then set the locking settings, etc.).  Either I can't figure it out properly use SCC or else I am missing something...

 

Michael Tracy

Synergy Microwave

 

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The names NI associates with each version, always confuese me.

 

The "Fancy" version has the options I cited above (I just double-checked with my LV 7.1 version).

 

Ben

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The menu in 7.1 is exactly the same as already mentioned.

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Thanks, Guys - found the right menu this time, and it worked like a charm.

 

Regards,

 

Michael

 

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