Save:For Previous Method

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Edition Date: November 2015

Part Number: 372614J-01

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Short Name: Save.For Previous

Requires: Base Development System

Class: VI Methods

To Use: Create a method.

Saves a copy of the VI that is readable by LabVIEW version 8.0 and later. If you save a password-protected VI for a previous LabVIEW version, you must enter the password. You can enter the password programmatically as an input on the Open VI Reference function.

This method is similar to the LabVIEW Version option on the Save for Previous Version dialog box.


Data typeNameRequiredDescription
VI PathYesPath to where you want to save the VI.
WarningsNoWarnings that occurred while saving the VI.
VersionNoVersion of LabVIEW for which you want to save. Wire the version number, such as 8.6 or 9.0, to the Version input. The default is the immediately previous version.


The following table lists the characteristics of this method.

Data typeNo return value
Available in Run-Time EngineNo
Available in Real-Time Operating SystemYes
Settable when the VI is runningYes
Loads the front panel into memoryNo
Need to authenticate before useNo
Loads the block diagram into memoryNo
Remote access allowedYes
Must wait until user interface is idleYes
Available with control VIsYes
Available with global VIsYes
Available with strict type definitionsNo
Available with polymorphic VIsYes


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