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Will LabVIEW 2020 Convert my LabVIEW 7.1 vis

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Will the LabVIEW 2020 convert my LabVIEW 7.1 vis?  If not, what are my options for conversion other than redoing them from scratch in LabVIEW 2020.

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Versions of LabVIEW later than the code you open them in will automatically upconvert them.  There can be issues if your old code uses packages that have been substantially updated (like Traditional DAQ to DAQmx).


Just be sure you have backed up (or use Version Control!) to keep the old copy safe until you're sure the upconvert was successful.  Note that if you save the new file LabVIEW will NOT prompt you to choose a new name and will overwrite the old version!


There is also a Version Conversion board to help you.  Especially if you need to downconvert past the File > Save for Previous Version... option.

Version Conversion - NI Community


It's also a good idea to search for "Labview Compatibility" to see the charts that show you which versions of LabVIEW, Window, DAQ, etc. can work with each other.

LabVIEW Pro & Measurement Studio Pro (VS Pro) 2019
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As you can see in this document, all LabVIEW versions after 6.0 can open any VI between 6.0 and their own version.

Rolf Kalbermatter
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See here: How to Upgrade or Revert a VI to a Different Version of LabVIEW 


According to that chart, you can open VIs saved as far back as LabVIEW 6.0.  But as already stated, you will likely have other issues due to drivers (Traditional DAQ vs. DAQmx likely being the biggest issue) and so many libraries that have changed over the 15+ years (7.1 to 8.0 had some MAJOR changes).

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