Exporting and Importing VI Strings

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Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Complete the following steps to export and import the strings to localize a VI.

  1. Select Tools»Advanced»Export Strings to export the VI strings to a text file.
  2. In the file dialog that appears, navigate to and select a location for the text file. The default name for the text file is the same as the VI name. Click the OK button.
  3. Click the Yes button in the message box that appears to localize captions names.
  4. Click the Yes button in the message box that appears to localize the block diagram strings.
  5. Open the text file to localize the VI strings and save your changes.
  6. Select Tools»Advanced»Import Strings to import the VI strings.
  7. Navigate to the text file in the Select a VI string file to read dialog box. Click the OK button.
  8. LabVIEW creates a log file that contains a list of any errors that occurred during the operation and prompts you to save. Click the OK button.

LabVIEW does not import a VI string file if the file contains unknown or missing tags. If you incorrectly localize the VI string, it may contain unknown or missing tags. If you modified the VI between the time you export the strings and the time you import your translation, the VI string file may contain unknown or missing tags. Refer to the Example of Exported VI Strings topic for an example text file containing exported VI strings.

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