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Hello All,

 

Just to preface, I am very inexperienced with LabView and have almost no knowledge about terminology. I am learning as I go.

 

I am attempting to go from LabVIEW 8.5 to LabVIEW 2020. If I am reading the compatibility chart correctly, I should be able to without a problem. However, after I moved the files over to the new computer with LabVIEW 2020, I get a runtime error.

 

I have not connected the machine to the rest of the peripherals, would this throw the error?

 

Help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

-Josh

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Waaaaaay too many possibilities here.  If you could share at least some of you code or describe the architecture, we might be able to direct you somewhere.  At the very least, what are these errors you are running into?


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Thank you for the response.

 

I won't be able to share the code as it is part of a company and our agreement with them.

 

As to the architecture, what I am trying to run is a test. We plug a piece of hardware into our chamber and run the test through LabVIEW. 

 

I was assigned to get this test working on the new version of LabVIEW. This was originally set up in 2007 and the employee is no longer with our company. My position is more aligned with a I.T. Help Desk role but I do have a software background.

 

I am attempting to build the project in the new version. I will post screenshots of the errors when I have access to the computer. I do remember it being along the lines of a "Runtime Error".

 

I apologize for being vague.

 

Thanks,

-Josh

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The exact error when I try to run the test reads:

 

"Unable to locate the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine."

"NAME_OF_TEST requires a version 8.5.1 (or compatible) LabVIEW Run-Time Engine"

 

 

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You should install the Run-Time Engine.

ftp://ftp.ni.com/support/labview/windows/runtime/8.5.1/ 

 

Although it is not clear to me why LabVIEW2020 would need the LV RTE 8.5.1.

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Hi Chris,

 


@Chris.K wrote:

The exact error when I try to run the test reads:

"Unable to locate the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine."

"NAME_OF_TEST requires a version 8.5.1 (or compatible) LabVIEW Run-Time Engine"


So you are running an executable which was created using LabVIEW8.5.1: executables need a RunTimeEngine with support routines. (This is also true for other software, like Matlab or MSOffice…)

 

You need to install a suitable RunTimeEngine. You will find them at the NI website!

 

(When you really upgrade the whole LabVIEW project to LV2020 then an executable created with LV2020 will need the LV2020-RuntimeEngine.)

Best regards,
GerdW

using LV2011SP1 + LV2017 (+LV2020 sometimes) on Win10+cRIO
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This worked.

 

I appreciate the help.

 

Thank you,

-Josh

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