TestStand 2016 Known Issues By Date

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Overview

This document contains the TestStand known issues that were discovered before and since the release of TestStand 2016. Not every issue known to NI will appear on this list; it is intended to only show the severe and more common issues that can be encountered.

Each Issue appears as a row in the table and includes these fields:

  • Issue ID - the number at the top of each of the cells in the first column. When you report an issue to NI, you may be given this ID, you can also find IDs posted by NI on the discussion forums or in Knowledge Base articles.
  • Legacy ID (optional) -  If an issue has a legacy ID from NI's legacy/deprecated bug reporting database, you will see it appear on a separate line directly below the Issue ID in the table, or to the right of the Issue ID in the table of contents (separated by a space).
  • Issue Title: in italics - it describes the issue in one sentence or less
  • Problem Description - a few sentences which describe the problem in further detail. The brief description given does not necessarily describe the problem in full detail, and it is expected that you might want more information on an issue. If you would like more information on an issue feel free to contact NI (contact information below) and reference the ID number given in the document.
  • Workaround - possible ways to work around the problem. The workarounds that appear in the document are not always tested by NI and are not guaranteed to resolve the issue. If a workaround refers you to the NI KnowledgeBase, please visit www.ni.com/kb/ and enter that KB number in the search field to locate the specific document.
  • Reported Version - the earliest version of TestStand the issue was reported in. If you discover the issue appears in an earlier version of TestStand than is reported in this field, you can report that to NI (contact information below) to have the field updated.
  • Resolved Version - version the issue was resolved or was no longer applicable. If an issue has not been resolved "N/A" will be reported.
  • Date Added - the date the issue was added to the document (not necessarily the reported date)

Table of Contents

  1. Document Organization:
  2. Contacting NI

1. Document Organization:

The Known Issues Document is divided into two separate tables appearing in two separate Developer Zone documents. The following document displays the issues by date.

For those who wish to locate issues by their category, we have also published another version of the known issues table organized by the category of issue, and sorted by the date the issue was added to the document (not necessarily the date the issue was reported to NI). This table is recommended for use in helping determine if an issue has been reported to us, and is also recommended for users wanting to skim the document to learn of potential issues they may face with TestStand 2016 during development. If an issue has multiple categories, it will appear multiple times in this document.

TestStand 2016 Known Issues by Category

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2. Contacting NI

Feel free to contact NI regarding this document or issues in the document. If you are contacting NI in regards to a specific issue, be sure to reference the ID number given in the document to the NI representative. The ID number contains the current issue ID number as well as the legacy ID number (use the current ID number when contacting National Instruments). You can contact us through any of the normal support channels including phone, email, or the discussion forums. Visit the NI Website to contact us. Also consider contacting us if you find a workaround for an issue that is not listed in the document so that we can add the workaround to the document.

Known Issues by Date

The following items are known issues in TestStand 2016 sorted by Date.

100723 Loading a type with a reference to itself causes a crash
102490 Break on First Step incorrectly causes Step Into
104628 Some dynamically defined toolbar items disappear on refresh
109366 Calling a .NET module as an OnNewStep custom substep can error
124968 Error when running two instances of the Java example step type asynchronously
127509 Application Manager control might hang if TestStand is not licensed
127991 Receiving UI events in a .NET class that is not created in the UI thread might cause errors
35247 46REB4YL Error when checking out a project file
41350 4D6GIVRA Cannot edit Visual Basic .NET projects when a function contains an array parameter
42416 4ETBRHYL Step Type Menu Editor dialog box displays an error and closes when dragging groups quickly with the mouse
48357 3RFG3UM0 Cannot browse to a VI if the VI filename includes multibyte characters
49503 3ZCDRG77 Cannot use LabVIEW RTE to load a VI without saving the library
50418 44CB5HGH SequenceView and ListBar controls can leak memory
50421 44BDJQRA VariablesView control can leak a Windows USER object
50593 45KK5S00 File dialog box can leak a USER object
50897 46PA3DMF Help Topic menu item is disabled
50996 46Q8EUIA IVI Fgen step might not store waveform data
51040 4759DCB8 Incorrect execution arrow position when interactively executing steps
51295 47891JJ6 Property Object leak occurs when calling a remote sequence that errors
51301 47DDCJ77 Variables pane incorrectly highlights an expression property in red
51321 47JBHTIA MFC-based TestStand User Interfaces can crash when used with the Microsoft Team Foundation Server SCC provider
51427 47TD3KB8 Incorrect suspension point when stepping out of a client sequence file
51491 480JGC00 LabVIEW user interface appears hung when Property Leak Report dialog box displays behind application
52829 4CGDKAB8 .NET user interfaces shut down without prompting to save
96016 Legend in the Sequence Hierarchy window is cut off
98173 Using Step Out within Visual Studio might cause a warning
135202 TestStand returns the error "The TestStand service did not start up promptly" when you launch the sequence editor or a user interface
136507 You cannot toggle the Show VI Front Panel When Called option when the Run VI on Remote Computer option is enabled
137446 Double-clicking a Sequence Call step that calls a sequence in a new file does not scroll the Sequences pane if the new sequence file is not already open
139737 Cannot create or edit code of a struct using the .NET Adapter
139956 TestStand User Interfaces do not reload a process model if it is modified on disk while loaded into memory
141627 HTML, XML, and ATML reports do not preserve formatting when displaying string values that contain LF('\n'), CRLF('\r\n'), or whitespace characters
141889 LabVIEW User Interface in Editor Mode ignores the <Alt+Enter> shortcut to launch Step Properties dialog box
143996 Ignoring unique step IDs with the TestStand Differ application does not ignore unique IDs in expressions
144062 Calling the Module.CreateCode or Step.CreateCode methods on a .NET step or module returns an error if the methods are called from a non-STA thread
148181 Variables pane can become hidden or partially covered when you auto-hide it and then remove the auto-hide
152924 Deploying files after moving a .tsd file and unchecking files for deployment might change the deployment destination directories or truncate filenames
153853 Create VI button on the LabVIEW Module tab or the Edit LabVIEW VI Call dialog box does not create a VI in an LLB
155319 PropertyObject leaks or hangs occur on a TestStand remote sequence execution server if a sequence file has a SequenceFileUnload callback
157130 Verify Prototype option for the LabWindows/CVI and C/C++ DLL Adapters incorrectly includes the expression value in an array parameter prototype
157583 Undoing changes from the Update Automation Identifiers tool makes all steps in the selected sequence disappear
158838 Microsoft Visual Studio always uses the help for the latest version of TestStand if more than one version of TestStand is installed
158938 Cannot pass struct containing an array of structs into a DLL built with LabVIEW
159453 Loading a TestStand 2.0 sequence file that contains ActiveX Adapter steps results in an error after running a user interface in LabVIEW more than once
160210 TestStand Deployment Utility might appear to hang when building if the LabVIEW Build Specifications dialog box is open
161523 Arrays passed from LabVIEW to TestStand are transposed
44060 4GQ7M6JO Cannot specify an underlying data type when passing a variant parameter using the ActiveX/COM Adapter or API in expressions
167667 Clicking Yes in the "Do you want to close all opened document windows?" dialog box after you close a workspace file prevents any open sequence files from reloading when you reopen the workspace
182127 The TestStand Deployment Utility assigns the same default destination directory for two files with the same filename and file hierarchy but located on different drives
184366 Clicking the Create Custom Data Type button on the LabVIEW Module tab for a cluster that contains unknown types results in an error
185097 Configuring a SequenceCall step to launch a new execution from within the SequenceFileLoad Engine Callback hangs the SequenceFileLoad execution when you load the sequence file
188059 The LabVIEWModule.ExpressVIName property does not update to match the Express VI title when a different configuration changes the title
188160 Setting the HTBasic Working Directory option to "Subroutine file directory" on the HTBasic Module tab or in the HTBasic Adapter Configuration dialog box does not properly set the HTBasic working directory
191976 TestStand Deployment Utility does not properly update TestStand Deployment (TSD) file paths that contain user names when you move the files and a different user loads the TSD file
192247 When you enable On-The-Fly reporting and TestStand records a result after the MainSequence completes, the report shows the UUTStatus as "Running"
192254 Destination directories for files you do not select in the TestStand Deployment Utility may appear distorted when you convert TestStand Deployment files from an older version of TestStand to a newer version
198622 TestStand shows the Report Tab after an execution completes for ASCII and HTML report formats even when you disable report generation
199119 Clicking a step icon deselects all other selected steps
51939 49O5JI9Q TestStand Sequence Editor seems to hang when launching the Customize Toolbar dialog box after changing the number of monitors in the system
205554 Microsoft Windows 7 Most Recently Used (MRU) list for pinned TestStand application includes all files opened with the Open File dialog box
232693 Batch synchronization behaves incorrectly when you set a SequenceCall step and the steps within the subsequence to serial batch synchronization
245655 Cannot call VIs from LabVIEW packed project libraries when the full path of the VI is longer than the maximum path length
248968 Watch View pane returns an error when you drag an object held by a reference onto the pane
250286 devenv.exe process continues to run after you close Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 using the close (X) button
250674 Expression checking reports an error when you assign the return value of the PropertyObject.GetValVariant method to a 64-bit integer
250700 Message Popup step leaks memory when you enable Display Image or Web Page option
252650 TestStand Deployment Utility does not update the workspace path if you save the deployment and workspace files to the desktop then move the files
254553 TestStand might become unresponsive while LabVIEW launches a prompt to save a VI
255602 C/C++ DLL Adapter Create and Edit Code features return errors for functions that specify an array parameter
255848 You cannot paste additional results in user interfaces other than the TestStand Sequence Editor
256758 Using the keyboard to select multiple variables in the Variables View control does not work in the MFC, LabWindows/CVI, or LabVIEW UIs
279822 TestStand appears to hang when LabVIEW search dialog box does not come to front when browsing for a VI that is missing subVIs
301259 TestStand 2010 SP1 Migration Utility does not support redirecting paths that exist within a string when the string is not a valid path
303631 Attempting to build a TestStand User Interface in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 might result in an error when you target the .NET Framework 2.0–3.5
306233 Disabling the Edit Module Prototype option for a step type might not restrict changes to the module of a step instance
358354 The offline results processing utility can crash if launched while another instance of the utility is closing
360746 A type conflict can occur when you save a sequence file after you change the station model
361039 Terminating a remote Call Executable step might cause a system-level error
206892 Enabling the Log option in the VI Parameter Table does not function correctly for some LabVIEW data types
354252 An error can occur when you simultaneously modify the invocations of multiple .NET code modules
354474 Cannot drag and drop array elements when sorting is enabled on any column on the Variables pane
358127 An error can occur when generating an On-The-Fly report when a sequence call uses a new thread and executes a post action
224640 A terminated subsequence called in a new execution has a Passed status.
249171 A warning can occur when you build a deployment that includes VIs that contain unsupported Microsoft Windows characters
303452 Logging reference parameters in a LabVIEW step can cause an error
312695 The Tcl example step might return error -14004 when executed from TestStand
314004 You can cannot edit the struct and cluster passing setting after you set the data type as hidden
345032 TestStand cannot save a TestStand Sequence Analyzer project file if the file specifies the Hidden attribute in the Windows file system
347220 Modifying properties within an ExpressionEdit control on the Module tab of the Step Settings pane for a LabVIEW Edit substep can cause TestStand to hang
347941 The offline results processing utility does not reload modified result processing plug-in files
348820 The offline results processing utility can hang when you use a result processing plug-in that causes a run-time error
51052 473EH1YL You receive an error when you attempt to directly pass TestStand API objects to a sequence you call on a remote computer
202206 Error -17500 occurs when you execute .NET code modules that deserialize types
214265 Launching the Resource Usage Profiler causes TestStand to crash if search directories reference another TestStand version
276637 TestStand Deployment Utility returns a non-descriptive error when the LabVIEW Application Builder in unlicensed
327928 TestStand does not update to display changes to MAX switch configuration
334946 TestStand can hang when you use modal dialog boxes in a LabWindows/CVI or LabVIEW out-of-process code module
381096 Additional results logging setting for parameters in LabWindows/CVI or C/C++ DLL steps update incorrectly when you change how the parameter is passed
381042 Processing Offline Result files on a separate machine can cause a "Drive Not Ready Error" error when generating reports configured to use client sequence file location
390139 VIs in a LabVIEW project saved in the instr.lib directory fail to load when you configure the LabVIEW Adapter to use the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine
390817 Filtering results fails for certain steps when using on-the-fly database logging
397556 Keyboard entry is ignored when editing a code module from User Interface run in LabVIEW
400978 Errors in a result processing plug-in can cause the TestStand Offline Results Processing Utility to hang
402410 Loading the module of a sequence call step using the API results in an error in certain cases
402888 When you access a .NET property in a child class that overrides set or get, only the override is available
406396 Additional Results setting is not respected for elements of arrays within a .NET adapter step
408196 Installing a TestStand deployment does not report an error in some cases when importing an unsupported IVI configuration
409938 ATML reports that use tr5_horizontal.xsl and tr6_horizontal stylesheet do not display icons correctly when report path contains Japanese characters
413438 LabWindows/CVI Adapter does not recognize object array or void* parameter types with fixed array size
194456 Attempting to debug .NET steps from a TestStand UI built with only native debugging results in vague error message
414373 ActiveX objects passed within a LabVIEW class are invalid after passing through TestStand
444028 LabVIEW code modules that use an identical name for a control and an indicator may cause unexpected behavior when used in a LabVIEW step
445032 Report generation errors may occur if Sequence Call steps are filtered out of an ATML Report with on-the-fly logging enabled
425989 File Diff/Merge Utility may report conflicts when subproperties are edited in one file and deleted in another
443554 TestStand user interface control scrollbars may appear narrow or not display properly when font size is set to greater than 100%
460419 Running Sequence Analyzer may result in prototype mismatch errors for string arguments in C/C++ DLL code modules
455368 Offline Results Processing Utility may generate an error when processing results files from a test with looping on a Wait step configured to wait for a new thread
470651 Attempting to perform a Step Into operation while paused at breakpoints in two threads will result in a Step Over operation being performed instead
478648 The Offiline Results Processing Utility will not maximize from the system tray while it is displaying a recurring error notification
478779 An error may result when multiple threads access and save a LabVIEW class reference stored in a StationGlobal or shared FileGlobal variable
482840 The ListBox UIControl does not correctly refresh data when connected as an ExecutionList of Execution View Manager.
484775 -A -18002 type mismatch error may occur on a LabVIEW adapter step with parameters set to use a default value when the RunState.Execution.SetSequenceDefaultValues() TestStand API method is used in the execution.
491296 On-The-Fly ATML reports will not show the updated serial number if the serial number is changed after the PreUUT callback.
493571 LabVIEW code modules with a NI VeriStand .NET type definition reference as a VI parameter will fail to load in TestStand when the LabVIEW Development System is active.
498737 Using the <xsl:output method="xml"> statement in a report stylesheet to transform report XML into a custom XML format will cause the report to not display properly after execution.
509895 A type conflict dialog box generates when a file is loaded which contains a modified version of CommonResults or NI_UserCustomPrivileges types.
51517 47SGL33Q Passing the FileGlobals PropertyObject as a parameter to a subsequence in the Batch process model will cause a PropertyObject leak warning dialog to appear when the TestStand Engine is shut down.
516361 Expression error will occur when attempting to store a System.Object[] return value from a .NET code module into an array of 64-bit integers in TestStand.
519930 IVI Power Supply step type does not call the IviDCPwr_ConfigureOutputRange function to set the voltage range when the Output Range Mode set to Use VoltageRange.
535022 Editing a localized expression in the Variables View does not properly unlocalize the expression before storing the value back into the variable.
487177 Error occurs when For Each step setting "Current Element of the Array Element Loop Variables" is set to a subproperty of a typed variable
507397 TestStand cannot find class definition in source files for VB.NET classes in Visual Studio
544646 Error -17313 or -18005 occurs when passing a .NET refnum constant in a cluster from newer versions of LabVIEW into TestStand
547957 LabVIEW "key down?" event is not triggered when using the space or enter keys for TestStand ActiveX button controls
555104 Error -18005 occurs when passing a LabVIEW "Not a Path" constant from TestStand into LabVIEW
564761 Setup and Main step groups of a remotely called subsequence do not execute when the calling sequence is terminated
566400 LabVIEW VI absolute path check does not handle PPLs properly
590185 Sequence Analyzer generates Missing Dynamic Property warning when an invalid expression follows an expression value that contains Parameter or Runstate identifier
590467 Clicking between different steps that reference VIs in the same packed project libaries (PPL) can cause the steps to take a long time to load
592179 The Property Loader Import/Export Properties tool incorrectly enables controls relating to defining property selector groups when using Legacy plugins
592270 Import operation for a Property Loader step errors if the imported .csv file was modified by Microsoft Excel
592897 LabVIEW Adapter raises runtime error when a step passes TestStand floating point enum value to matching LabVIEW ring control
593265 Sequence Analyzer reports an 'Internal Error' when analyzing a broken VI with an enumeration on its connector pane
573670 The Property Selector tab is sluggish in dialogs for the Property Loader step type and Import/Export Properties tool
594100 Running an execution that uses model plug-ins reports type conflicts for some model plug-in data types
595619 Property Loader export operations error when using the Database Plug-in with the Property Loader Import/Export Properties tool
598267 Property Loader Alias names specified in the Import/Export Properties tool do not persist when dialog is closed
598397 The CheckLimits expression function returns error -17502 when passing an array element for the low parameter
598487 Numeric limit test fails unexpectedly when using comparison type EQT (== +/-) and a negative nominal value
600403 Customer analyzer rules may fail when analyzing arrays of references
602632 Property Loader Excel Plugin does not properly escape newline and carriage return characters when performing export and Import operations
603148 TSDU Build reports errors when Default Installation Base Directory is set to TestStand Public Documents Directory or TestStand Application Data Directory
606348 Property Loader Database Plugin is unable to export data to databases when using ODBC connection
607170 Using the Legacy Database Plugin to import properties leaks memory
608769 Multiple Numeric Limit Test does not evaluate correctly for EQT comparison when the threshold or nominal value contains an expression, such as INF or Locals.Var
609106 The Sequence Analyzer rule ValidateStepType returns an Invalid pointer error when TestStand cannot load a code module in a custom step type
610470 Selecting a VI path followed by a project path on the LabVIEW Module pane causes the Sequence Editor to hang
610970 Tooltip help does not display and auto completion does not work for multiple expression functions
613367 Error -17502 occurs when passing an enumeration variable to a LabVIEW VI and the variable is a sequence parameter that was passed by reference
613401 LabVIEW Module tab errors when adjusting the column widths of the parameters control
613639 Error -17001 occurs when editing multiple Sequence Call steps with enumeration parameters
614968 Closing Property Selector dialog launched from the Property Loader step settings pane displays error
615872 Passing an enumeration parameter to a VI errors if the parameter is the current element variable of a For Each step
616555 Property Loader Properties View error when viewing attributes of container with Combined Sequences View
617216 Error occurs when copying and pasting to expression control in Property Selector under Step Settings pane
619791 Database logging incorrectly swaps the calculated limit values for the EQT comparison for Numeric Limit Test and Multiple Numeric Limit Test results when the nominal value is negative.
540378 Type Properties dialog box is re-sized and missing buttons when Sequence Editor is at the top of secondary monitor
576877 The "Edit Code" functionalities in the .NET Adapter cannot find function definitions that return void when attempting to use Visual Studio 2015
589962 Expand and Report stylesheets for ATML 5.00 and ATML 6.01 Standards Report Document can display subsequent step results as indices results
592493 Property Loader does not import empty arrays
592753 When browsing to a UDL file for a saved connection, clicking OK in the browse dialog will add extra double quotes to the UDL path
597768 Source files for some process model components cannot be opened.
597982 Error -19007 occurs when using class member call and enabling the LabVIEW option Check for Broken VI's
607873 Database Viewer does not support viewing of an Oracle database through ODBC driver.
608768 XML and ATML reports with an EQT comparison incorrectly display INF threshold values as NAN
577678 File Differ incorrectly compares named elements of an object array instead of properly recognizing insertions, deletions, or moves
598800 Line number in error message is incorrect when using Property Loader to import from an Excel file that contains invalid data
599627 Right-click context menu does not appear for files in the Distributed Files tab
607455 Database logging hangs and eventually errors when connection string uses Microsoft Access 2016 (ACE.OLEDB.16.0) provider
612378 Unable to deselect a property in the default group after loading prototype for Property Loader
617417 After updating a TestStand enumeration data type from LabVIEW, the checkbox "Allow Objects of this Type to be Passed as LabVIEW Clusters" in TestStand gets reset
617764 TestStand Deployment Utility fails while deploying Additional Components with "To minimize media prompts while building installers, copy the selected installers and all future installers to this computer" option disabled
618269 PropertyObject.Enumerators returns an exception if the sequence file is loaded with SequenceAdapter.GetSequenceFile and the enumeration type is not in the global type list
644863 The TestStand 2016 Property Loader errors when importing arrays of containers that have nested arrays of containers.
598272 Redesigned Property Loader does not allow you to undo an action when importing from Legacy Property Loader source
599924 VIs with same name but different capitalization do not appear properly in Build Preview when "Output VIs to a Packed Project Library" is enabled
601264 Sequence Editor can crash when specifying module for custom step type.
607814 Using Property Loader with the Semiconductor Multi Test Step Type results in object leak.
614194 Using the array subscript operator in an expression is slow
615591 TestStand steps that reference LabVIEW class hierarchies can take a long time to load when refreshing step settings
615962 Limits for Numeric Limit Test and Multiple Numeric Limit Test steps do not show EQT comparison options when the comparison type is specified by an expression or when you are editing multiple steps
617217 Analyzer does not report errors for Property Loader step when invalid input file path is specified
619576 Values for properties have incorrect values when you execute a LabVIEW step that performs a Property Node Call
625390 Cannot select TS Object as parameter in a custom step with C/C++ Adapter
625858 Type library for the PropertyLoader API is not installed by default
627950 Excel plugin will not import cell value properly if the cell uses formula
629863 Property Loader control does not refresh after clicking the error provider on the Target File and Source Settings tab of a Property Loader Step Settings Pane or the Property Selector tab of the Import/Export Properties Tool
632567 LabVIEW operator interfaces built in LabVIEW 2016 might be slow to exit
634667 "Save as previous" produces sequence files that generate an error when running a subsequence
638332 Sequence Editor crashes when loading LabVIEW Module tab if TCP port is already in use
646419 The step settings pane of a .NET step shows "An error occured. Save your work and restart the sequence editor" when adding an array element to an array of enums.
632842 TestStand will report a Debug Options Warning when closing the editor after changing certain Property Loader settings.
640631 The CheckLimits expression function returns error -17309 when passing an array element for both the lower limit and value parameters
641798 When a Sequence File contains two or more sequences with similar Chinese names, only the first sequence can be selected in a Sequence Call Step under certain conditions.
642213 Selecting multiple Sequence Call steps may cause errors under certain conditions.
643567 CommandKind_RunSequences_Set causes unexpected behavior in TestStand 2016.
643628 Attempting to log INF, NAN, or IND values to a Microsoft SQL Server database results in an error.
650865 The Legacy Property Loader Plugin will error if it cannot find the specified Start of Data Marker in the source file.
650867 BuildTSD can incorrectly return Error 2 in certain cases.
656997 The comment on variables are removed when you change the type in the Variables View.
664664 The LabVIEW Full-Featured User Interface opens in editor mode by default.
604398 Change the check state of a file that contain a double-underscore in their name will cause all other files to be checked or unchecked in the TSDU distributed files tab.
655076 The /Version command line argument for the TestStand Version Selector does not work with minor versions.
658319 Connector panes that reference large LabVIEW class hierarchies reload the entire hierarchy when selecting a step.
676017 The Edit Code button for a C++ DLL does not work with Visual Studio 2017.



ID Known Issue
100723

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Loading a type with a reference to itself causes a crash
TestStand crashes when loading a file if TestStand resolves a type conflict in such a way that the type contains an instance of itself.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
102490

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Break on First Step incorrectly causes Step Into
The Break on First Step debugging option in the Execute menu incorrectly performs a Step Into operation on the module that the first step in a hidden execution calls.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 3.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
104628

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Some dynamically defined toolbar items disappear on refresh
If you drag a dynamically created submenu item to the TestStand toolbar, the item you added might disappear from the toolbar when you refresh the menu by pressing the <Ctrl> key.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
109366

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Calling a .NET module as an OnNewStep custom substep can error
TestStand returns an error when calling an OnNewStep custom substep that calls a .NET WinForm that requires an STA thread.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0.1f1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
124968

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Error when running two instances of the Java example step type asynchronously
Running the Java example step type in two executions can generate an error if the first execution that uses the step type completes after the second execution that uses the step type.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
127509

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Application Manager control might hang if TestStand is not licensed
If you do not activate TestStand properly, the Application Manager control can hang after you call the Start method.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
127991

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Receiving UI events in a .NET class that is not created in the UI thread might cause errors
Registering a .NET class to receive UI events from a TestStand UI Control, such as the Application Manager control, can cause unexpected re-entrancy issues when the .NET class is not created in the UI thread.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
35247
46REB4YL


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Error when checking out a project file
When you check out a project file, TestStand incorrectly attempts to check out files under the project file in the workspace that are not under source code control (SCC). TestStand returns an error if you do not exclude these files from the check out operation.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
41350
4D6GIVRA


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Cannot edit Visual Basic .NET projects when a function contains an array parameter
The .NET Adapter Edit Code option does not work for functions with array parameters in Visual Basic projects.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
42416
4ETBRHYL


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Step Type Menu Editor dialog box displays an error and closes when dragging groups quickly with the mouse
The Step Type Menu Editor dialog box returns an error and closes when you drag groups quickly with the mouse. The dialog box works correctly when you open it again.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
48357
3RFG3UM0


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Cannot browse to a VI if the VI filename includes multibyte characters
The LabVIEW Adapter cannot browse to a VI in a LabVIEW library if the VI filename includes multibyte characters.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 3.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
49503
3ZCDRG77


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Cannot use LabVIEW RTE to load a VI without saving the library
You cannot use the LabVIEW RTE to load a VI when you add the VI to the LabVIEW library without saving the library.

Workaround: You must save the library first.

Reported Version: 3.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
50418
44CB5HGH


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SequenceView and ListBar controls can leak memory
The SequenceView and ListBar controls can leak memory when you quickly launch and dismiss the context menu multiple times.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
50421
44BDJQRA


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VariablesView control can leak a Windows USER object
The VariablesView control can leak a Windows USER object when you use the keyboard to change a Boolean value.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
50593
45KK5S00


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File dialog box can leak a USER object
The TestStand File dialog box can leak a Windows USER object.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
50897
46PA3DMF


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Help Topic menu item is disabled
If a TestStand UI Control loses focus, the Help?Help Topic menu item is disabled in the TestStand LabVIEW User Interface.

Workaround: If the Help?Help Topic menu item is disabled, click a TestStand UI Control to re-enable the menu item.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
50996
46Q8EUIA


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IVI Fgen step might not store waveform data

  1. When you import a waveform while editing a Configure operation of an IVI Fgen step, the Edit IVI Fgen Step dialog box might not store the waveform data with the step.

  2. Executing an IVI Fgen step returns an error if the step configures the instrument to load a waveform using data stored with the step.

  3. If you browse to a file to configure the step to load the waveform from a file, the step might not save the filename setting.



Workaround:

  1. Immediately close the dialog box after you import the data to work around this issue.

  2. Configure the step to load the waveform from a file to work around this issue.

  3. You must edit the filename in the path control to ensure the step saves the changes to the filename setting.



Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
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Incorrect execution arrow position when interactively executing steps
The execution arrow can appear in the wrong location after interactively executing steps if you previously suspended an execution on a step because of a watch breakpoint, post action breakpoint, or run-time error breakpoint. In addition, a run-time error can occur if you also set the next step to another step in a different step group and the step index of the step at which you originally suspended exceeds the number of steps in the new step group.

Workaround: When this error occurs, you must restart TestStand.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
51295
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Property Object leak occurs when calling a remote sequence that errors
When you enable the Report Object Leaks options in the Debug Options dialog box that you access from the Preferences tab of the Station Options dialog box, TestStand property objects leak if you call a remote sequence and a run-time error occurred because you passed extra parameters to the sequence.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
51301
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Variables pane incorrectly highlights an expression property in red
The Variables pane incorrectly highlights an expression property in red when you select multiple steps and the expression contains references to variables in locals, parameters, or file globals.

Workaround: Select each step individually.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
51321
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MFC-based TestStand User Interfaces can crash when used with the Microsoft Team Foundation Server SCC provider
TestStand User Interfaces based on the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) might crash when you use the Workspace Browser dialog box with the Microsoft Team Foundation Server SCC provider.

Workaround: Programmatically install a different message filter. Contact NI Support for more information.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
51427
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Incorrect suspension point when stepping out of a client sequence file
TestStand suspends an execution in a process model callback instead of suspending in the model entry point sequence when you step out of a client sequence file.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
51491
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LabVIEW user interface appears hung when Property Leak Report dialog box displays behind application
The Debug Warnings dialog box is not modal and launches behind the LabVIEW Simple User Interface front panel when you exit the application and the process does not correctly release TestStand objects.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
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.NET user interfaces shut down without prompting to save
The C# and Visual Basic .NET user interfaces shut down without prompting to save when Windows shuts down.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
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Legend in the Sequence Hierarchy window is cut off
TestStand might truncate the legend in the Sequence Hierarchy window when you save the hierarchy to disk.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
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Using Step Out within Visual Studio might cause a warning
When you perform a step over or step out operation from within Visual Studio for the first execution of a .NET debug session, Visual Studio launches a warning that no source code is available for the current location.

Workaround: Click the Continue button.

Reported Version: 4.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/26/2008
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TestStand returns the error "The TestStand service did not start up promptly" when you launch the sequence editor or a user interface
When the TestStand Engine is created, the engine checks with the National Instruments TestStand Service to ensure that external environments such as LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, and Microsoft Visual Studio are properly updated. If the service is not available, TestStand returns the error "The TestStand service did not start up promptly." The TestStand Service is required for this external environment setup to allow non-administrator users to properly configure these environments.

The TestStand Service can sometimes be delayed while launching because a previous service hangs when starting. For example, the Windows Workstation service might hang for a few minutes on startup when trying to reconnect to mapped network drives if the drives are not immediately available. This can cause the TestStand Service to be unable to start, and if a TestStand User Interface is launched before the service starts, TestStand returns this error.

Workaround: Generally, you dismiss the error dialog box and continue to use TestStand normally, as long as you do not require the external environments to be configured.

To remove the error, try to determine the offending service that is delaying the TestStand Service from starting, and see if you can correct the source of the slow start. You can also delay the launching of the offending service by marking the service as manual startup, and adding a command to the startup group to start the service after other services have been started.

Reported Version: 4.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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You cannot toggle the Show VI Front Panel When Called option when the Run VI on Remote Computer option is enabled
When you enable the Run VI on Remote Computer option in the LabVIEW Advanced Settings window in the sequence editor or in the Advanced Settings dialog box in a user interface for a LabVIEW step, you cannot enable or disable the Show VI Front Panel When Called option on the LabVIEW Module tab in the sequence editor or in the Edit LabVIEW VI Call dialog box in a user interface, even though the Show VI Front Panel When Called option retains the value that was set previously. However, regardless of the display, the front panel of a VI never displays on the remote computer.

Workaround: You can ignore the setting of the Show VI Front Panel When Called option because the front panel never displays on the remote computer.

Reported Version: 4.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Double-clicking a Sequence Call step that calls a sequence in a new file does not scroll the Sequences pane if the new sequence file is not already open
Double-clicking a correctly specified Sequence Call step opens the sequence being called and highlights the sequence on the Sequences pane. However, if the sequence file being called is not already open, the sequence is highlighted on the Sequences pane, but the Sequences pane does not scroll so that the selected sequence is visible.

Workaround: Scroll the Sequences pane to view the selected sequence.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Cannot create or edit code of a struct using the .NET Adapter
You can use the .NET Adapter to call methods and properties of structs and classes. However, although you can use the .NET Adapter to create or edit code for a class, attempting to complete these operations for a struct results in an error.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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TestStand User Interfaces do not reload a process model if it is modified on disk while loaded into memory
If the sequence editor or a user interface loads a process model into memory and the process model then changes on disk, the sequence editor or user interface does not automatically reload the process model. This issue occurs because loading a sequence file automatically loads the associated process model, and the process model can be modified on disk by a Source Code Control (SCC) system or by another TestStand process.

Workaround: Select File?Unload All Modules or manually open the process model file from disk to force a reload of the process model.

Reported Version: 3.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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HTML, XML, and ATML reports do not preserve formatting when displaying string values that contain LF('\n'), CRLF('\r\n'), or whitespace characters
Reports based on the HTML and XML stylesheet are transformed into HTML when displayed in the Report pane or in a browser. Whitespace characters, such as multiple spaces, and line breaks do not display in the report because XML parsers strip them out when displaying them displaying HTML.

Workaround: You can manually convert line break characters to the string <br/> if you intend to generate an HTML report. You can similarly convert multiple whitespace characters into &nbsp; characters.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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LabVIEW User Interface in Editor Mode ignores the <Alt+Enter> shortcut to launch Step Properties dialog box
The LabVIEW User Interface in Editor Mode lists the shortcut to launch the Step Properties dialog box as <Alt+Enter>. However, pressing this key combination does not launch the dialog box.

Workaround: Use the <Ctrl+Shift+P> is the correct shortcut for launching the Step Properties dialog box in the LabVIEW User Interface in Editor Mode. Alternatively, you can double-click the step or right-click the step and select Step Properties from the context menu.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Ignoring unique step IDs with the TestStand Differ application does not ignore unique IDs in expressions
The TestStand Differ application flags the differences of unique step IDs in expressions, such as post actions or pre-expressions, even if you enabled the Ignore Unique Step IDs option in the Differ window.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Calling the Module.CreateCode or Step.CreateCode methods on a .NET step or module returns an error if the methods are called from a non-STA thread
The Module.CreateCode and Step.CreateCode methods must be called from a Single Threaded Apartment (STA) thread if you are trying to create .NET code. If you do not call these methods from an STA thread, TestStand returns the following error: "Error -18500: An error occurred during Visual Studio automation: The message filter indicated that the application is busy."

Workaround: Most development environments initialize a UI thread to be an STA thread, so calling these methods from the UI thread is usually safe. Otherwise, you must manually initialize a thread to be STA, and the procedure differs with each environment.

Reported Version: 4.2    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Variables pane can become hidden or partially covered when you auto-hide it and then remove the auto-hide
When you use the Large Screen Example sequence editor configuration and you have two Sequence File window tabs tiled and you auto-hide the Variables pane in one Sequence File window and then remove the auto-hide, the second Sequence File window cuts off part of the Variables pane.

Workaround: Close the Sequence File window and reopen it to fix the display of the Variables pane. You can also reset the layout using Sequence Editor Options dialog box.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Deploying files after moving a .tsd file and unchecking files for deployment might change the deployment destination directories or truncate filenames
If you change the directory in which a deployment .tsd file resides and you unchecked files from being deployed after saving the .tsd file, the TestStand Deployment Utility might display truncated filenames after analyzing the files. When building, the TestStand Deployment Utility might also change the structure of the destination files, so that the structure is different compared to the structure that existed before you moved the .tsd file.

Workaround: Keep the .tsd file in the same directory in which it was created or leave at least one file checked in the topmost directory to prevent the algorithm that determines the destination directory structure from returning a different result.

Reported Version: 4.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Create VI button on the LabVIEW Module tab or the Edit LabVIEW VI Call dialog box does not create a VI in an LLB
When specifying a LabVIEW code module, you can create a VI by clicking the Create VI button on the LabVIEW Module tab or the Edit LabVIEW VI Call dialog box. However, you cannot create a VI directly in an LLB, and attempting to do so returns the error '"newfilename" File not found in LLB, Please verify the correct file name was given.'

Workaround: Create the VI outside of the LLB, resave the VI in the LLB using LabVIEW, and update the path to the VI in TestStand.

Reported Version: 3.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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PropertyObject leaks or hangs occur on a TestStand remote sequence execution server if a sequence file has a SequenceFileUnload callback
Shutting down a TestStand User Interface that called sequences on a remote computer can cause PropertyObject leaks or hangs of the remote engine if a sequence file called remotely contains a SequenceFileUnload callback sequence. If the SequenceFileUnload callback sequence contains a dialog box and you do not dismiss the dialog box, neither the remote engine nor the client user interface exit.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Verify Prototype option for the LabWindows/CVI and C/C++ DLL Adapters incorrectly includes the expression value in an array parameter prototype
You can use the Verify Prototype option on the LabWindows/CVI and C/C++ DLL Module tabs to modify the prototype of a LabWindows/CVI or C/C++ function to match the parameter list you have specified. However, when creating an array parameter, the Verify Prototype option includes the size of the array, which is not necessary for a C/C++ parameter definition. This can lead to compile errors if you specify a non-constant array parameter size, such as using the GetNumElements() function.

Workaround: Delete the incorrectly added text in the generated prototype.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Undoing changes from the Update Automation Identifiers tool makes all steps in the selected sequence disappear
If you undo changes from the Update Automation Identifiers tool, all steps in the selected sequence disappear from the Sequences pane.

Workaround: Click on a different sequence and then return to the original sequence to make the steps reappear. You can also close and reload the file to workaround this issue.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Microsoft Visual Studio always uses the help for the latest version of TestStand if more than one version of TestStand is installed
If you install more than one version of TestStand on a computer that also has Microsoft Visual Studio installed, Visual Studio always uses the most recent version of the TestStand help, regardless of which version of TestStand is active.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.2    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Cannot pass struct containing an array of structs into a DLL built with LabVIEW
You can call a DLL built with LabVIEW using the C/C++ DLL Adapter in TestStand. However, for parameters that are structs containing an array of structs, TestStand does not allocate the memory properly, resulting in a TestStand Error: -17502 System Level Exception error.

Workaround: You can pass arrays of numbers, arrays of strings, or individual clusters as parameters to a DLL built with LabVIEW.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Loading a TestStand 2.0 sequence file that contains ActiveX Adapter steps results in an error after running a user interface in LabVIEW more than once
Loading a TestStand 2.0 sequence file that contains steps configured to use the ActiveX Adapter can generate an "Unknown type name 'AutomationStep' " error after running a user interface in the LabVIEW development environment more than once. The error occurs because the TestStand Engine does not properly reregister required types to open the older sequence file.

Workaround: Shut down LabVIEW before running the user interface and opening the older file.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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TestStand Deployment Utility might appear to hang when building if the LabVIEW Build Specifications dialog box is open
As part of the build process, the TestStand Deployment Utility uses the LabVIEW application builder to create a source distribution of all VIs included in the distribution. If any build specification dialog box is open in the LabVIEW development environment, the Deployment Utility might appear to hang while the Build Status is "Processing VIs..."

Workaround: Close the open build specification dialog box to allow the TestStand Deployment Utility to continue the build process.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Arrays passed from LabVIEW to TestStand are transposed
When a VI connector pane passes an array from LabVIEW to TestStand, the array is transposed. For example, a 2D array of four columns and five rows from a LabVIEW VI appears as an array of five rows and four columns when stored in a TestStand PropertyObject.

Workaround: Pass the array back to LabVIEW, and the opposite transformation occurs to restore the original position of the elements.

Reported Version: 3.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Cannot specify an underlying data type when passing a variant parameter using the ActiveX/COM Adapter or API in expressions
TestStand can call methods of an ActiveX Automation server with variant input parameters. However, some methods can fail if the underlying data type is not correct. The ActiveX/COM Adapter and API in expressions do not support specifying the underlying data type of variant parameters.

When you use the ActiveX/COM Adapter to call a COM server method and pass a TestStand numeric value to an optional variant parameter, TestStand passes a variant of the VT_R8 data type to the COM server method. If the method expects a VT_I4 data type and the COM server does not handle the case of a different variant data type being passed in, you receive an error.

Workaround: Create a wrapper VI or DLL that converts the variant data type appropriately and call the COM server method directly.

Reported Version: 4.0.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/18/2009
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Clicking Yes in the "Do you want to close all opened document windows?" dialog box after you close a workspace file prevents any open sequence files from reloading when you reopen the workspace
The Reload Documents When Opening Workspace option on the Station Options Preferences tab loads the documents you had open when you last closed the workspace file. When you enable this option and you close the workspace file while sequence files are currently loaded, a dialog box prompts you to close all opened document windows. If you click Yes in this dialog box, all loaded sequence files close along with the workspace file. When you reopen the workspace file, the previously loaded sequence files do not reload. If you click No in the dialog box or if you exit TestStand, the previously loaded sequence files reload when you reopen the workspace file.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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The TestStand Deployment Utility assigns the same default destination directory for two files with the same filename and file hierarchy but located on different drives
If a workspace contains two files with the same filename and file hierarchy on two separate drives (for example, C:\ and D:\), by default the TestStand Deployment Utility assigns the same destination directory for both files, which results in an "Error: The following files have conflicting destinations:" build error.

Workaround: Manually modify the destination directory for one of the files.

Reported Version: 4.2    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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Clicking the Create Custom Data Type button on the LabVIEW Module tab for a cluster that contains unknown types results in an error
When you click the Create Custom Data Type button on the LabVIEW Module tab to create a custom data type for a cluster that contains unknown types, such as 64-bit integers, TestStand returns the following error: "Bad object type passed Error Code: -17001, Program Error."

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 3.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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Configuring a SequenceCall step to launch a new execution from within the SequenceFileLoad Engine Callback hangs the SequenceFileLoad execution when you load the sequence file
If the SequenceFileLoad Engine Callback contains a SequenceCall step configured to launch a new execution, when you load the sequence file and the SequenceCall step executes, the SequenceFileLoad execution hangs until you manually terminate it. This behavior exists only when you load the sequence file. Running the SequenceFileLoad sequence manually executes properly.

Workaround: Configure the SequenceCall step to launch a new thread instead of a new execution or use the TestStand API Engine.NewExecution method to programmatically launch a new execution.

Reported Version: 3.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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The LabVIEWModule.ExpressVIName property does not update to match the Express VI title when a different configuration changes the title
When you browse to and select an Express VI to load, TestStand launches the Express VI configuration dialog box. Some Express VIs modify the title of the VI based on the current configuration settings. TestStand does not update the LabVIEWModule.ExpressVIName property to match the modified Express VI title once you configure the Express VI.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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Setting the HTBasic Working Directory option to "Subroutine file directory" on the HTBasic Module tab or in the HTBasic Adapter Configuration dialog box does not properly set the HTBasic working directory
Selecting "Subroutine file directory" for the HTBasic Working Directory option on the HTBasic Module tab or in the HTBasic Adapter Configuration dialog box does not properly set the HTBasic working directory to the directory where the subroutine file of the step resides.

Workaround: Select "Use specified directory" for the HTBasic Working Directory option and browse to the directory that contains the subroutine file of the step or use the MSI function in an HTBasic subroutine to change the HTBasic working directory from within the subroutine file.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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TestStand Deployment Utility does not properly update TestStand Deployment (TSD) file paths that contain user names when you move the files and a different user loads the TSD file
If file paths of a TestStand Deployment (TSD) file, such as the Workspace File Path, contain a user name (User A's Desktop) and you move the files to a path that does not contain the user name (C:\), when a different user loads the TSD file, the TestStand Deployment Utility incorrectly updates the file paths to point to the previous path using the new user name (User B's Desktop) instead of pointing to the correct path (C:\).

Workaround: Do not store the files in paths that contain user names, such as Desktop or My Documents. Alternatively, when you move the files from a path that contains user names to a path that does not contain user names, load the TSD file with the same user to correctly update the paths.

Reported Version: 4.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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When you enable On-The-Fly reporting and TestStand records a result after the MainSequence completes, the report shows the UUTStatus as "Running"
When you enable On-The-Fly reporting, if the process model executes steps that are configured to record results, if the sequence calling the steps does not enable the Disable Result Recording for All Steps option, and if the steps execute after MainSequence completes executing, the report shows the final UUT Status as "Running".

Workaround: Enable the Disable Result Recording for All Steps option of the Sequence Properties dialog box for any sequence or subsequence in a client sequence file that MainSequence does not call.

Reported Version: 3.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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Destination directories for files you do not select in the TestStand Deployment Utility may appear distorted when you convert TestStand Deployment files from an older version of TestStand to a newer version
When you load a TestStand Deployment file that was saved in a previous version of TestStand into the TestStand Deployment Utility, the destination directories on the Distributed Files tab may appear distorted for files that you have not selected.

Workaround: Select and then revert the selection for the file to update the Distributed Files tab with the correct destination directory but leave the file excluded from the deployment.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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TestStand shows the Report Tab after an execution completes for ASCII and HTML report formats even when you disable report generation
If you select ASCII Text File or HTML Document as the Report Format in the Report Options dialog box and you enable the Disable Report Generation option, when you select Test UUTs or Single Pass from the menu bar, the Report tab becomes active at the end of the execution and includes the text "Report generation is disabled." This behavior does not exist for the XML Document or ATML Report Document report formats.

Workaround: If you do not want to generate a report for an execution and do not want the Report tab to display at the completion of the execution, modify the Report Options dialog box to disable the Disable Report Generation option, change the Report Format to XML Document or ATML Report Document, and then enable the Disable Report Generation option again.

Reported Version: 3.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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Clicking a step icon deselects all other selected steps
If you select multiple steps to move within a sequence or to move from one sequence to another sequence, clicking a step icon deselects all the other selected steps. This behavior does not occur if you click anywhere else in the highlighted region.

Workaround: Hold or key when clicking, or click any part of the highlighted region other than a step icon to drag and drop a collection of steps.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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TestStand Sequence Editor seems to hang when launching the Customize Toolbar dialog box after changing the number of monitors in the system
The Customize Toolbar dialog box is a modal dialog box. If you configured a system to use multiple monitors, opened the Customize Toolbar dialog box, then moved the dialog box to a secondary monitor screen before closing the dialog box, when you remove the additional monitor(s) from the system, the TestStand Sequence Editor appears to hang the next time the Customize Toolbar dialog box launches. This occurs because the Customize Toolbar dialog box tries to display on a monitor that no longer exists in the system.

Workaround: If you experience this apparent hang, press the <Enter> key to close the modal Customize Toolbar dialog box. Configure the system to use multiple monitors, launch the Customize Toolbar dialog box, move the dialog box to the primary monitor, and then close the dialog box. If you remove the additional monitor(s) from the system, subsequent launches of the Customize Toolbar dialog box display the dialog box on the primary monitor.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/11/2009
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Microsoft Windows 7 Most Recently Used (MRU) list for pinned TestStand application includes all files opened with the Open File dialog box
When you pin a TestStand application, such as the sequence editor or a user interface, to the Taskbar in Windows 7, the MRU list includes any files you opened with the Open File dialog box in the application.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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Batch synchronization behaves incorrectly when you set a SequenceCall step and the steps within the subsequence to serial batch synchronization
When you configure a SequenceCall step for serial batch synchronization and also configure the steps of the subsequence for serial batch synchronization, the execution behaves unexpectedly when the steps the subsequence calls include a For Loop.

Workaround: Configure batch synchronization only for the SequenceCall step or only for the steps the subsequence calls. Do not configure batch synchronization for both.

Reported Version: 4.2.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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Cannot call VIs from LabVIEW packed project libraries when the full path of the VI is longer than the maximum path length
When you configure TestStand to call a VI from a LabVIEW packed project library and the full path of the VI is longer than the maximum path length, TestStand does not find the file or reports that the VI is an unexpected type.

Workaround: Ensure that the full path of the VI you call is shorter than the maximum path length.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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Watch View pane returns an error when you drag an object held by a reference onto the pane
For an Object Reference called Ref that references a TestStand property called Foo, when you drag Foo to the Watch View pane, TestStand populates the watch expression with Ref.Foo and returns an error.

Workaround: Drag the Object Reference into the Watch View pane and expand it to get to the property you want.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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devenv.exe process continues to run after you close Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 using the close (X) button
Devenv.exe process continues to run after you close Visual Studio 2010 using the close (X) button if TestStand launched the application when you clicked the Step Into button on the Debug toolbar in the sequence editor.

Workaround: Stop debugging before you close Visual Studio, select File>Exit to close Visual Studio, manually attach Visual Studio to TestStand before you perform the Step Into operation, or manually close the devenv.exe process using the Microsoft Windows Task Manager.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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Expression checking reports an error when you assign the return value of the PropertyObject.GetValVariant method to a 64-bit integer
The TestStand Sequence Analyzer reports an error when you assign the return value of the PropertyObject.GetValVariant method to a 64-bit integer. However, the sequence executes successfully.

Workaround: You can ignore this error.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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Message Popup step leaks memory when you enable Display Image or Web Page option
The Message Popup step leaks memory when you enable the Display Image or Web Page option and the file is not a .ico or .bmp file.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 4.0.1f1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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TestStand Deployment Utility does not update the workspace path if you save the deployment and workspace files to the desktop then move the files
When you save workspace and deployment files on the desktop, move the files to a new location, and then load the deployment file in the TestStand Deployment Utility, the Workspace Path control expects the workspace file to be located in the Desktop directory.

Workaround: Browse to the new workspace file location.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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TestStand might become unresponsive while LabVIEW launches a prompt to save a VI
If you attempt to create or edit a VI from TestStand while the LabVIEW Development Environment launches a prompt to save a VI, TestStand might become unresponsive.

Workaround: Close the LabVIEW dialog box to make TestStand responsive again.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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C/C++ DLL Adapter Create and Edit Code features return errors for functions that specify an array parameter
The C/C++ DLL Adapter Create and Edit Code features return errors for functions that specify an array parameter. In the Create Code case, Visual Studio correctly launches and creates the new function, but TestStand is unable to find the function and returns an error. In the Edit Code case, TestStand returns an error.

Workaround: You can ignore the error. In the Edit Code case, navigate to the function manually.

Reported Version: 4.2.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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You cannot paste additional results in user interfaces other than the TestStand Sequence Editor
In the sequence editor, you can cut or copy an additional result and paste the result in the same step or in a different step. In a user interface, the AdditionalResults cut, copy, and delete context menu options work, but the paste option does not.

Workaround: Manually create the additional result you were trying to paste.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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Using the keyboard to select multiple variables in the Variables View control does not work in the MFC, LabWindows/CVI, or LabVIEW UIs
In the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), LabWindows/CVI, or LabVIEW Editor UIs, you cannot select multiple variables by holding down the <Shift> key and using the up or down arrow keys on the keyboard. This issue does not exist in the .NET Editor UIs.

Workaround: Use the mouse along with the <Shift> key to select multiple variables in the Variables View of the MFC, LabWindows/CVI, or LabVIEW Editor UIs.

Reported Version: 4.2.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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TestStand appears to hang when LabVIEW search dialog box does not come to front when browsing for a VI that is missing subVIs
The LabVIEW search dialog box is not modal to a TestStand User Interface, so When you browse for a VI that is missing one or more subVIs, a maximized TestStand User Interface hides the LabVIEW search dialog box, and it appears that TestStand has hung and become unresponsive.

Workaround: Minimize the TestStand User Interface window or make LabVIEW active to bring the LabVIEW search dialog box or open file dialog box to the front.

Reported Version: 4.0.1f1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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TestStand 2010 SP1 Migration Utility does not support redirecting paths that exist within a string when the string is not a valid path
The TestStand 2010 SP1 Migration Utility does not support redirecting paths that exist within a string when the string is not a full or valid path. For example, the migration utility does not redirect the path "C:\Program Files\National Instruments\TestStand 2010" in Connection String Expression of the Database Options dialog box.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2010 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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Attempting to build a TestStand User Interface in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 might result in an error when you target the .NET Framework 2.0–3.5
Refer to the National Instruments KnowledgeBase article 5NK6NKXU, Why do I Receive an Error when Using Visual Studio 2010 to Build a TestStand User Interface?, located at http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/4AED737DA540A036862578D400457F66, for more information about this issue.

Workaround: Refer to the National Instruments KnowledgeBase article 5NK6NKXU, Why do I Receive an Error when Using Visual Studio 2010 to Build a TestStand User Interface?, located at http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/4AED737DA540A036862578D400457F66, for information about workarounds for this issue.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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Disabling the Edit Module Prototype option for a step type might not restrict changes to the module of a step instance
Disabling the Edit Module Prototype option on the Disable Properties tab of the Type Properties dialog box for a step type does not restrict you from making changes to the module of a step instance if you configured the step to use the LabVIEW, .NET, or ActiveX/COM Adapter.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 3.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/01/2011
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The offline results processing utility can crash if launched while another instance of the utility is closing
If you launch the offline results processing utility while another instance of the utility is closing, the new instance of the utility might crash.

Workaround: Launch the offline results processing utility again.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/25/2012
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A type conflict can occur when you save a sequence file after you change the station model
A type conflict can occur when you save a sequence file after you complete the following steps.


  1. Create a new sequence file, and override the PreUUT or PostUUT callback in the sequence file.

  2. Change the station model.


In this case, TestStand returns an error similar to the following error:

Failed to save sequence file '<sequenceFilePath>'.
Type '<typeName>' is invalid because it conflicts with the existing type of that name. To avoid this error message, you should open the files with conflicting types in the Sequence Editor, resolve the conflicts and resave the updated files.


Workaround: To prevent this behavior, save any new sequence files before changing the station model.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/25/2012
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Terminating a remote Call Executable step might cause a system-level error
When you configure a Call Executable step to run the executable on a remote computer, terminating the step might cause the -17502; System Level Exception error. TestStand reports this error only when you configure the standard input, standard output, or standard error to non-default settings.

Workaround: You can safely ignore this error, or you can prevent the error from displaying by configuring the Call Executable step to ignore run-time errors. To handle other errors encountered in the Call Executable step, add a step after the call to handle the error information if the execution is not terminating.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/25/2012
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Enabling the Log option in the VI Parameter Table does not function correctly for some LabVIEW data types
If a LabVIEW code module specifies a parameter of data type digital waveform, digital data, or dynamic data, enabling the Log option in the VI Parameter Table does not log the parameter if you do not provide an argument in the Value column of the VI Parameter Table.

Workaround: Ensure that any parameters for which you enable the Log option also specify an argument in the Value column.

Reported Version: 4.2    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/26/2012
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An error can occur when you simultaneously modify the invocations of multiple .NET code modules
If you select two or more .NET steps that use the same assembly and class and you then modify the calls within the .NET Invocation control on the .NET Module tab, an error similar to the following error can occur:

Array offset 2 is out of range; range is 0..1

Error Code: -17324, Array index out of bounds


This error is more likely to occur if the invocations of the two selected steps specify a different number of calls.

Workaround: Modify the invocations of .NET steps individually.

Reported Version: 2010 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/26/2012
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Cannot drag and drop array elements when sorting is enabled on any column on the Variables pane
Refer to the National Instruments KnowledgeBase article, http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/5F08134811CB6B0A86257A2300574A03?OpenDocument, for more information about this issue.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/26/2012
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An error can occur when generating an On-The-Fly report when a sequence call uses a new thread and executes a post action
The Error -17500: Operation Failed error can occur when you run a sequence in which all of the following conditions are true:

  • You enable report generation and you enable the On-The-Fly Reporting option on the Contents tab of the Report Options dialog box

  • The sequence contains a Sequence Call step configured to use a new thread

  • You configure a post action for the Sequence Call step to call a subsequence


  • If you ignore this error, the report still generates correctly.

    Workaround: To call the subsequence, use a second Sequence Call step that specifies a precondition instead of using a post action.

    Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/26/2012
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A terminated subsequence called in a new execution has a Passed status.
If you call a sequence and select the "Use New Execution" option on the Sequence Call Module tab, you can obtain the results of the called sequence by using a Wait step. However, if the called sequence execution is terminated, the Wait step reports the sequence result as Passed instead of Terminated.

Workaround: Complete the following steps to collect the status of a sequence launched as a new execution:

  1. Open the Advanced Options dialog of the Sequence Call step and use the "Store an Object Reference to the New Execution in" field to store the Execution reference in a TestStand variable.

  2. In a later step, use the Execution.GetStates method of the TestStand API to determine whether the execution was terminated or completed normally.



Reported Version: Universal    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 07/29/2012
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A warning can occur when you build a deployment that includes VIs that contain unsupported Microsoft Windows characters
If a deployment contains VIs that use characters that are not valid for Microsoft Windows files, such as the slash (/) or question mark (?) character, and you enable the Output VIs to Packed Project Library option in the LabVIEW VI Options dialog box, the TestStand Deployment Utility returns a warning similar to the following warning when building the deployment:

Warning: Cannot update VI Path:
Step '<stepName>', sequence '<sequenceName>', sequence file '<sequenceFilePath>'


If you install the deployment on a target computer, the step the warning references does not not execute.

This issue occurs because the paths for VIs contained within a packed project library must use only valid Windows filename characters, which is not the case for VIs within LLBs or LabVIEW libraries.

Workaround: Use only valid Windows filename characters when naming VIs and virtual folders.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/29/2012
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Logging reference parameters in a LabVIEW step can cause an error
If you call a LabVIEW code module that meets all of the following conditions, TestStand returns the Type of argument expression is incompatible with parameter. Expected Number, found Object Reference. [Error Code: -17313, Could not accept the parameter passed in.] error when the step executes:


  • The code module contains a reference parameter that is represented as a numeric (such as a VI refnum).

  • You enable the Log option in the Parameters Table for the parameter.

  • You do not specify a value for the parameter.



Workaround: Specify a value or disable logging for the parameters.

Reported Version: 4.2.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/29/2012
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The Tcl example step might return error -14004 when executed from TestStand
Refer to the National Instruments KnowledgeBase article, http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/120923C96FEBBDA6862579910074AB9F?OpenDocument, for more information about this error.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2010 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/29/2012
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You can cannot edit the struct and cluster passing setting after you set the data type as hidden
If you set a container data type to be hidden using the PropFlags_Hidden or PropFlags_HiddenInTypes flags, you cannot edit the struct and cluster passing setting. This behavior only occurs if the struct and cluster passing setting is disabled before you set the data type as hidden. If the struct and cluster passing setting is enabled, you can continue to edit the setting even after you set the data type as hidden.

Workaround: To change the struct and cluster passing setting of a hidden data type, unhide the data type, change the struct and cluster passing setting, and then rehide the data type.

Reported Version: 2010 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/29/2012
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TestStand cannot save a TestStand Sequence Analyzer project file if the file specifies the Hidden attribute in the Windows file system
If you attempt to save an existing sequence analyzer project file, TestStand displays a access denied error if the file specifies the Hidden attribute in the Windows file system.

Workaround: Ensure that the sequence analyzer project file does not specify the Hidden attribute in the Windows file system when you save the project file.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/29/2012
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Modifying properties within an ExpressionEdit control on the Module tab of the Step Settings pane for a LabVIEW Edit substep can cause TestStand to hang
TestStand and LabVIEW hang when all of the following conditions are true:

  • You configure the LabVIEW Adapter to use the LabVIEW Development Environment

  • The selected step is an instance of a step type that specifies a LabVIEW Edit substep, and the substep code module contains an ExpressionEdit control

  • You launch the Edit substep for the selected step using the context menu while the Module tab is active on the Step Settings pane

  • You attempt to modify, add, or remove a property through the VariablesView window of the ExpressionEdit control in the Edit substep code module.


Changing the value or creating a property by right-clicking the expression do not cause the hang.

Workaround: If you encounter this hang, you must end the TestStand process and restart it to recover. To prevent the hang from occurring, ensure that the Module tab is not active on the Step Settings pane when you launch the Edit substep code module that contains an ExpressionEdit control by using the Substeps tab of the Step Type Properties dialog box to launch the substep.

Reported Version: 2010 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/29/2012
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The offline results processing utility does not reload modified result processing plug-in files
If you make changes to a result processing plug-in while the offline results processing utility is open and the utility loaded the plug-in before you made the change, the utility does not reload the new version of the file.

Workaround: Close and reopen the offline results processing utility to load the most recent version of the plug-in.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/29/2012
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The offline results processing utility can hang when you use a result processing plug-in that causes a run-time error
If you use a result processing plug-in that causes a run-time error in the PreBatch callback with the offline results processing utility, the utility appears to hang with no indication that an error has occurred.

Workaround: Process the TestStand result file (.tsr) directly from the TestStand Sequence Editor. TestStand displays the standard run-time error dialog box to help you debug the plug-in.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/29/2012
51052
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You receive an error when you attempt to directly pass TestStand API objects to a sequence you call on a remote computer
When you use a Sequence Call step to call a sequence on a remote computer and you specify an expression that contains TestStand API calls for the value of an object reference parameter, TestStand might display the -17308: Specified value does not have the expected type. error.

Workaround: Create a local variable or other property to assign the TestStand API property you want to pass to the remote sequence and use this property in the Parameter Table of the remote Sequence Call step.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/29/2012
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Error -17500 occurs when you execute .NET code modules that deserialize types
Refer to the National Instruments KnowledgeBase article, knowledgeBase 65UDANUB: Why Do I Receive Error -17500 When Executing TestStand .NET Code Modules Which Deserialize Types?, for more information about this issue and available solutions.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 3.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/05/2013
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Launching the Resource Usage Profiler causes TestStand to crash if search directories reference another TestStand version
If you configure the TestStand search directories such that the installation directory for another version of TestStand precedes the installation directory for the current TestStand version, selecting Tools»Profile Resource Usage causes TestStand to crash.

Workaround: Avoid adding paths to other TestStand versions to the search directories.

Reported Version: 4.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/05/2013
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TestStand Deployment Utility returns a non-descriptive error when the LabVIEW Application Builder in unlicensed
If you attempt to build a deployment with the Output VIs to a Packed Project Library option enabled in the LabVIEW Options dialog box, TestStand returns a non-descriptive error similar to the following:



Internal error code 1327 Processing VIs...
Could not process LabVIEW VIs. Fix any broken VIs before rebuilding. LabVIEW error:
mxLvErrorHandler.vi:1




The LabVIEW Application Builder must be licensed to successfully build a deployment.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/05/2013
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TestStand does not update to display changes to MAX switch configuration
TestStand does not automatically refresh the switch configuration when it is saved in another process, such as Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX). The Switch Executive Virtual Device drop-down menu does not update unless you restart TestStand.

Workaround: You can force the step to reload the configuration information by disabling and then re-enabling the Enable Switching option on the Switching panel of the Properties tab of the Step Settings pane.

Reported Version: 2010 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/05/2013
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TestStand can hang when you use modal dialog boxes in a LabWindows/CVI or LabVIEW out-of-process code module
Refer to the National Instruments KnowledgeBase article, KnowledgeBase 5UEEN300: TestStand Hangs When Using Modal Dialogs in a LabWindows?/CVI? or LabVIEW Code Module, for more information about this issue and available solutions.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2010 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/05/2013
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Additional results logging setting for parameters in LabWindows/CVI or C/C++ DLL steps update incorrectly when you change how the parameter is passed
If you configure a parameter in a LabWindows/CVI or C/C++ DLL step to be passed by reference and then you enable the Log option in the Parameters Table, TestStand logs both the In and Out values of the parameter. You can configure the logging of the In and Out data independently on the Additional Results panel of the Properties tab of the Step Settings pane.

If you later change the parameter settings such that it is passed by value, then execute the sequence, you will encounter an error similar to the following:

Details: The following error occurred while logging additional result 'x [Out]': Array offset -1 is out of range; range is 0..0.. Error in parameter 1, 'x'.
Error Code: -17324; Array index out of bounds.

This error occurs because the the log setting for the "Out" value is still enabled, despite the fact that it is no longer a valid option.

Workaround: To disable logging for the Out value and prevent the error, you must configure the parameter so it is passed by reference so that the Out logging option is available. After disabling the option, set the parameter back to being passed by value.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 02/05/2013
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Processing Offline Result files on a separate machine can cause a "Drive Not Ready Error" error when generating reports configured to use client sequence file location
The default results processing configuration the TestStand Offline Results Processing Utility uses specifies the client sequence file location as the report location. If an instance of the offline results processing utility on a different computer uses configuration, the sequence file path is likely no longer valid, and the Drive Not Ready Error error might occur.

Workaround: Change the offline results processing configuration to use a valid directory to store report files.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/28/2013
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VIs in a LabVIEW project saved in the instr.lib directory fail to load when you configure the LabVIEW Adapter to use the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine
Calling a VI code module returns a File Not Found error when all of the following conditions are true:
  • A LabVIEW project contains the VI and a TestStand step specifies the project

  • The LabVIEW project file is saved in the instr.lib or vi.lib directory

  • You configure the LabVIEW Adapter to use the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine

This error occurs because TestStand incorrectly generates the VI file path by replacing LabVIEW\ with TestStand\bin\. This issue does not occur on a deployment target computer because the TestStand Deployment Utility moves the dependencies to a different location that does not experience this issue.

Workaround: Call the VI directly and do not specify a project path.

Reported Version: 2010 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/28/2013
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Filtering results fails for certain steps when using on-the-fly database logging
If you specify a result filtering expression that includes only Passed and Done results, Wait and Sequence Call steps with a Failed result are not filtered. This behavior occurs only when using on-the-fly database logging.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/28/2013
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Keyboard entry is ignored when editing a code module from User Interface run in LabVIEW
When you use a TestStand User Interface run in LabVIEW and you click the Edit VI button on the Module tab to edit a VI code module, you cannot use the keyboard when editing the code module.

You can successfully initiate the operation to Edit Vi when running the TestStand User Interface as an executable.

Workaround: Open and edit the VI directly in LabVIEW. Do not use the Edit VI button to open the VI.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/28/2013
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Errors in a result processing plug-in can cause the TestStand Offline Results Processing Utility to hang
When the TestStand Offline Results Processing Utility processes files, a hang can occur if a run-time error occurs in a result processing plug-in.

Workaround: Use the TestStand Offline Results Processing Utility results configuration in the TestStand Sequence Editor to troubleshoot and fix the run-time error in the plug-in.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/28/2013
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Loading the module of a sequence call step using the API results in an error in certain cases
If you configure a Sequence Call step to create a new execution and specify a model file, and you try to load the code module for the step using the Step.LoadModule, Sequence.LoadModules, or SequenceFile.LoadModules method with the LoadModule_LoadModulesInSubsequences option, TestStand attempts to load the specified entry point from the client sequence file instead of the process model, which results in an error.

Workaround: You can prevent the error by creating a sequence in the client sequence file with the name of the entry point you want to call. You can obtain the correct sequence to load by giving this sequence a Sequence Call step that calls into the correct entry point.

Reported Version: 4.1.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/28/2013
402888

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When you access a .NET property in a child class that overrides set or get, only the override is available
If you use a .NET Adapter step to access a property that overrides the set or get definition of the property in a base class, only the overridden method is available. For example, if you are overriding the set method of a virtual int defined in a parent class, the get method will not be available in TestStand if the child class is specified.

Workaround: Specify the parent class instead of the child class in the Root Class control on the .NET Module tab to access the object. The .NET Adapter still uses the override in this case.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/28/2013
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Additional Results setting is not respected for elements of arrays within a .NET adapter step
If you enable the option in the Log column of the Parameters Table for one or more individual elements of an array, the Log option for the array itself does not update accordingly. As a result, the array elements do not appear in the Additional Results panel and TestStand does not log them.

Workaround: Enable the option in the Log column for the array itself instead of the individual elements.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/28/2013
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Installing a TestStand deployment does not report an error in some cases when importing an unsupported IVI configuration
If you attempt to install a deployment importing an IVI configuration that requires the NI-DAQmx or NI Switch Executive drivers, TestStand does not return an error even though the import will not succeed. TestStand does return an error when other required drivers are missing.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2013    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/28/2013
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ATML reports that use tr5_horizontal.xsl and tr6_horizontal stylesheet do not display icons correctly when report path contains Japanese characters
When you execute a sequence file on a Japanese operating system and the report path contains Japanese characters, the ATML report stylesheet tr5_horizontal.xsl and tr6_horizontal cannot load the images for the expand/collapse button and the error icon. TestStand 2013 fixes this issue for all other stylesheets.

Workaround: Click on expand/collapse button twice.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 06/28/2013
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LabWindows/CVI Adapter does not recognize object array or void* parameter types with fixed array size
If you load a LabWindows/CVI 2013 or later built DLL code module that uses object array or void* parameter types with fixed array size, TestStand returns a warning to indicate that the prototype of the function cannot be read.

Workaround: Manually configure the prototype on the Module tab or change the prototype in the code module to avoid object array or void* parameter types with fixed array size to work around this issue.

Reported Version: Universal    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/23/2013
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Attempting to debug .NET steps from a TestStand UI built with only native debugging results in vague error message
If you are attempting to debug .NET code modules using the TestStand debugging features and you are using a TestStand User Interface built with native-only debugging (managed debugging disabled), TestStand returns the following vague error:


The Step Into operation failed for the following reason: 'Win32 error: 0x8971001e'


In this case, the code module executes correctly, but you cannot debug the code.


Note: This is expected behavior. The error does not correctly indicate what is causing debugging to fail.

Workaround: Ensure that mixed-mode debugging is enabled for any TestStand User Interface in which you need to debug .NET steps to work around this issue.

Reported Version: 4.2.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/25/2013
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ActiveX objects passed within a LabVIEW class are invalid after passing through TestStand
If you store an ActiveX object reference in a LabVIEW class, then pass the class reference through TestStand to another code module, the ActiveX reference becomes invalid. The behavior does not occur if you use a cluster instead of a class or if you call the same VIs in a series in LabVIEW. Using accessors instead of directly accessing the reference does not affect the behavior.

Workaround: Use a cluster to contain the ActiveX data instead of a LabVIEW class to work around this issue.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/25/2013
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LabVIEW code modules that use an identical name for a control and an indicator may cause unexpected behavior when used in a LabVIEW step
If you create a LabVIEW VI where a control and an indicator use the same name (for example, a control and an indicator both named "Numeric"), unexpected behavior may occur when you use that VI in a LabVIEW step. This behavior could include errors in the parameter list or a message stating that the parameter list does not match the VI prototype. In some cases, the behavior may change when you save and re-open the sequence file.

Workaround: National Instruments recommends that you rename controls and indicators in the VI so that no duplicate names exist.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 04/01/2014
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Report generation errors may occur if Sequence Call steps are filtered out of an ATML Report with on-the-fly logging enabled
When generating ATML reports with On-The-Fly logging enabled, specifying a result filtering expression that excludes Sequence Call steps will return an "Index Out of Range" error and prevent the report from generating properly.

Workaround: Change the result filtering expression to include either all Sequence Call steps or all steps with a "Running" status. The following example shows this modification for the "Exclude Passed/Done" result filtering setting: Result.Status == "Passed" || Result.Status == "Done" || Result.Status == "Running"

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 04/01/2014
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File Diff/Merge Utility may report conflicts when subproperties are edited in one file and deleted in another
If you use the File Diff/Merge Utility to compare two files, modify a subproperty in File 1, and delete the subproperty's parent property in File 2, the Merged File will display the parent property as deleted and report a conflict for the modified subproperty from File 1. You cannot directly right-click on the subproperty to resolve the conflict.

Workaround: Use the right-click context menu options for the parent property to resolve the conflict.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 04/02/2014
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TestStand user interface control scrollbars may appear narrow or not display properly when font size is set to greater than 100%
TestStand Sequence Editor and user interface control scrollbars may appear narrow or not display properly when when font size is set to greater than 100% on a high-DPI monitor.

Workaround: Set font size to 100% or a value where scrollbar display is acceptable.

Reported Version: 4.1.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 04/02/2014
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Running Sequence Analyzer may result in prototype mismatch errors for string arguments in C/C++ DLL code modules
Analyzing a sequence file with the Sequence Analyzer may result in a prototype mismatch error for certain C/C++ DLL call steps with a string argument. The issue is most likely to occur when the code module prototype specifies a buffer size for a string argument, such as char[256]. If TestStand has a different buffer size listed for the string parameter, such as a size of 1024, the mismatch error may occur. This issue can be resolved by clicking the red error icon, which updates the TestStand parameter settings to match those of the DLL function prototype. The TestStand 2013 process models contain steps that contain this prototype mismatch.

Workaround: Click on the error icon to refresh the prototype for steps reporting the error. This action reloads the prototype and eliminates the error message.

Reported Version: 2013    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 04/02/2014
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Offline Results Processing Utility may generate an error when processing results files from a test with looping on a Wait step configured to wait for a new thread
The Offline Results Processing Utility may incorrectly interpret results in certain cases where step looping is used on a Wait step that is configured to wait for a new thread. This behavior can cause certain results files to fail during report generation.

Workaround: Use one of the following approaches to work around this issue:

  • Disable On-The-Fly reporting for the offline results file generator plugin.

  • Use a For Loop rather than the looping settings for a single step.



Reported Version: 2013    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/19/2014
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Attempting to perform a Step Into operation while paused at breakpoints in two threads will result in a Step Over operation being performed instead
If you are paused at breakpoints in two threads and attempt to Step Into one of the threads, a Step Over operation will be performed instead. This issue occurs only when execution is paused at multiple breakpoints simultaneously.

Workaround: Remove or disable breakpoints that could be encountered in threads other than the one you are currently debugging.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/19/2014
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The Offiline Results Processing Utility will not maximize from the system tray while it is displaying a recurring error notification
In some cases, the Offline Results Processing Utility might start display notifications in the system tray, such as when it is attempting to process a read-only file. If the utility is minimized to the system tray when these errors occur, you cannot maximize the utility by clicking its icon in the tray.

Workaround: You can execute only one instance of the Offline Results Processing Utility at a time, so opening the utility again will maximize the current instance. You can launch the Offline Results Processing Utility either from the Start menu or from the Tools menu in the TestStand Sequence Editor.

Reported Version: 2013    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/15/2014
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An error may result when multiple threads access and save a LabVIEW class reference stored in a StationGlobal or shared FileGlobal variable
When multiple threads access a LabVIEW class reference from a shared variable, such as a StationGlobal, and save the class reference back to the variable after a Class Member Call, an error may occur due to a race condition. This error occurs because the LabVIEW class reference may change during the Class Member Call, causing the previous class reference to be released. This outcome can result in other threads attempting to access a LabVIEW class reference that no longer exists. A -18001 error code is most commonly seen with this issue, but other error codes may also appear.

Workaround: Use one of the following workarounds to resolve this issue:

  • Use local variables to store LabVIEW class references.

  • Do not save the LabVIEW class reference back to a shared variable after a Class Member Call step.



Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/15/2014
482840

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The ListBox UIControl does not correctly refresh data when connected as an ExecutionList of Execution View Manager.
When creating a TestStand UI using a TestStand ListBox that is connected to an ExecutionList of the Execution View Manager, the control does not always show the correct list of executions. This problem is more noticeable for user interfaces that use the batch process model.

Workaround: Complete either of the following to work around this issue:

  • Use a ComboBox.

  • Implement the ExecutionList functionality with a ListBox in the native language of the UI.



Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/03/2015
484775

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-A -18002 type mismatch error may occur on a LabVIEW adapter step with parameters set to use a default value when the RunState.Execution.SetSequenceDefaultValues() TestStand API method is used in the execution.
When a LabVIEW code module is dynamically loaded but not dynamically unloaded and the RunState.Execution.SetSequenceDefaultValues() method is used to set default values for the sequence, the -18002 error will occur if the parameters for the LabVIEW code module are configured to pass a default value to the code module. This issue usually occurs when restarting an execution after a previous execution completes.

Workaround: Configure the LabVIEW adapter step to unload after the step executes. Additionally, you can prevent this issue from occurring by not restarting a completed execution.

Reported Version: 3.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/03/2015
491296

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On-The-Fly ATML reports will not show the updated serial number if the serial number is changed after the PreUUT callback.
When you are generating an ATML report with On-The-Fly reporting enabled, and you change the UUT serial number after the PreUUT callback, the serial number will not be updated in the report header.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/03/2015
493571

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LabVIEW code modules with a NI VeriStand .NET type definition reference as a VI parameter will fail to load in TestStand when the LabVIEW Development System is active.
This issue only occurs when using the Workspace Manager or Project reference from the NI VeriStand API. These references are .NET objects type definitions in LabVIEW.

Workaround: There are two ways to prevent this issue from occurring:

  • Configure the LabVIEW adapter or the step to use the LabVIEW Runtime rather than the LabVIEW Development System.

  • In LabVIEW, disconnect the .NET reference from the LabVIEW type definition.



Reported Version: 2013    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/03/2015
498737

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Using the <xsl:output method="xml"> statement in a report stylesheet to transform report XML into a custom XML format will cause the report to not display properly after execution.
When displaying a report which uses a stylesheet with this statement in a TestStand ReportView control, such as in the Sequence Editor or a TestStand user interface, the report will not display properly. However, the report will appear properly when displayed in Internet Explorer.

Workaround: There are two ways to resolve this issue:

  • Use the custom stylesheet to transform the XML format and set the output XML from this transform as the report string in the Report object within the Report result processing plugin.

  • Create a custom model plugin to generate the XML directly in the format you prefer to use.



Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/03/2015
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A type conflict dialog box generates when a file is loaded which contains a modified version of CommonResults or NI_UserCustomPrivileges types.
This issue occurs when the first file which uses one of the modified types is loaded, and occurs even if the Allow Automatic Type Resolution station option is set to Never.

Workaround: Complete either of the following steps to workaround this issue:

  • Avoid modifying the CommonResults or NI_UserCustomPrivilege types.

  • Avoid using the Never option for the Allow Automatic Type Resolution station option. The Only if Type Palette file has the Higher Version option will not automatically resolve conflicts between two sequence files unless the type is also stored in a type palette file.



Reported Version: 4.2.1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/03/2015
51517
47SGL33Q


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Passing the FileGlobals PropertyObject as a parameter to a subsequence in the Batch process model will cause a PropertyObject leak warning dialog to appear when the TestStand Engine is shut down.
This issue only occurs if the entire FileGlobals container is passed as a parameter into a subsequence, such as Single Pass -- Test Socket Entry Point.

Workaround: Create a container within the FileGlobals container to hold the properties you wish to pass into the subsequence, and pass this container instead of the top-level FileGlobals container.

Reported Version: 3.5    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/03/2015
516361

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Expression error will occur when attempting to store a System.Object[] return value from a .NET code module into an array of 64-bit integers in TestStand.
When a .NET code module returns an array of 64-bit numbers as a System.Object[] data type, specifying a TestStand variable which is an array of 64-bit integers in the parameter expression for the return value will result in an expression error during sequence analysis.

Workaround: It is safe to ignore this error. The data is stored correctly in the TestStand array when the sequence is executed.

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/03/2015
519930

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IVI Power Supply step type does not call the IviDCPwr_ConfigureOutputRange function to set the voltage range when the Output Range Mode set to Use VoltageRange.
When the IVI Power Supply step is configured with these settings, the IVI driver does not call the necessary function to set the voltage range on the power supply.

Workaround: Use the LabVIEW IVI Class Driver VIs or the device driver directly to configure the output voltage range for the device.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/03/2015
535022

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Editing a localized expression in the Variables View does not properly unlocalize the expression before storing the value back into the variable.
For example, editing an expression in the Variables View that is localized to use commas as decimal points will lead lead to unexpected token errors when the commas are stored instead of periods.

Workaround: Do not use the Variables View to edit expression values when using localized OS and TestStand settings, or turn off the localized decimal point option in OS or TestStand.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 08/03/2015
487177

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Error occurs when For Each step setting "Current Element of the Array Element Loop Variables" is set to a subproperty of a typed variable
When you set the "Current Element of the Array Element Loop Variables" within a For Each loop with a subproperty of a Typed container, the For Each step results in Error -17321; Variable or property types do not match or are not compatible.

Workaround: Create a temporary variable of the same type as the container subproperties and use an expression to assign the temporary variable to the container subproperty value that is desired.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 07/18/2016
507397

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TestStand cannot find class definition in source files for VB.NET classes in Visual Studio
If you have configured your .NET step to use a VB.NET project and source file, and try to click the Edit Code button, TestStand will throw the following error:

"The class definition for '<NameOfClass>' cannot be found in the specified source file or project."

even though the class is defined in your source file.

Workaround: Navigate to the class definition manually.

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/18/2016
544646

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Error -17313 or -18005 occurs when passing a .NET refnum constant in a cluster from newer versions of LabVIEW into TestStand
If a LabVIEW VI with a cluster that contains a .NET refnum is passed into TestStand, then error -17313 or -18005 may occur. An example of this type of refnum would be when you create a constant from a .NET terminal in LabVIEW.

Workaround: Construct the .NET object from a constructor node in LabVIEW, bundle it into a cluster, and pass that cluster out of LabVIEW.

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/18/2016
547957

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LabVIEW "key down?" event is not triggered when using the space or enter keys for TestStand ActiveX button controls
LabVIEW UI event structures do not trigger a "key down?" or "key down" event on TestStand ActiveX Buttons, but other keystrokes do fire an event.

Workaround: Use a LabVIEW button and bind it to TestStand functionality.

Reported Version: 2010 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/18/2016
555104

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Error -18005 occurs when passing a LabVIEW "Not a Path" constant from TestStand into LabVIEW
Passing a "Not a Path" constant from LabVIEW to TestStand and then passing that constant back from TestStand to LabVIEW in the LabVIEW RTE results in the following error:

-18005; Failed to convert a TestStand type to a LabVIEW type or vice versa.

Workaround: Use an empty string instead of the "Not a Path" constant.

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/18/2016
564761

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Setup and Main step groups of a remotely called subsequence do not execute when the calling sequence is terminated
When a sequence is terminated, the execution moves to the Cleanup step group and runs those steps. If a remote sequence call to a subsequence is made from the Cleanup step group of a calling sequence, and the calling sequence is terminated during execution, the subsequence will be called, but only its Cleanup step group will run.

In contrast, if the subsequence is not called remotely, then all three of its step groups in a subsequence call will execute when the calling sequence is terminated.

Workaround: Move the remote sequence call to a subsequence on the host and then call the local subsequence in a new execution.

Reported Version: 2010 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/18/2016
566400

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LabVIEW VI absolute path check does not handle PPLs properly
At load time, when the LabVIEW Adapter checks VI paths to make sure they are not pointing to two different copies of VIs with the same name, the code does not properly account for PPLs. If two steps reference a VI with the same name in the same PPL located in different places on disk, the first VI loaded should be used for both VI calls. However, because the function that checks the VI paths does not correctly handle PPLs, an error is generated.

Workaround: Ensure that you only include and invoke one copy of the PPL in your test system. Alternatively, to prevent the error from occurring, you can manually load the PPL from the location on disk that you want to use. You can do this either by calling a dummy VI in the PPL or by using Open VI Reference in a user interface and then leaking the reference.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 07/18/2016
590185

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Sequence Analyzer generates Missing Dynamic Property warning when an invalid expression follows an expression value that contains Parameter or Runstate identifier
If a Sequence contains a Statement step with the following expression (assuming that Parameters.Parameter.num0 exists in the Sequence Parameters)

Parameters.Parameter.num0=3.33,

SHOULD_THROW_ERROR=5


the Sequence Analyzer will return the following warning:

Severity: Warning

Rule: Expression error caused by missing dynamic property

Text: Unknown variable or property name 'SHOULD_THROW_ERROR'...


Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2014 SP1    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 07/18/2016
590467

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Clicking between different steps that reference VIs in the same packed project libaries (PPL) can cause the steps to take a long time to load
When you are using a large PPL, the load time for the PPL can be significant. In TestStand, if the modules are set to load when execution starts, clicking between different steps that reference VIs in the same PPL will result in this long load time for each step.

Workaround: In TestExec.ini, set _FlexGAdp_AllowFastLoading to False or set one of the steps that references the PPL to load when the sequence file is loaded.

Reported Version: 2013    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 07/18/2016
592179

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The Property Loader Import/Export Properties tool incorrectly enables controls relating to defining property selector groups when using Legacy plugins
Legacy plugins for the Property Loader feature do not support groups, and the Import/Export Properties tool incorrectly enables the Property Loader Groups section on the Property Selector tab.

Note:This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 07/18/2016
592270

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Import operation for a Property Loader step errors if the imported .csv file was modified by Microsoft Excel
A Property Loader import operation reports an error when trying to load a .csv file that was modified by Microsoft Excel:

Error in Property Loader Source: <Source Name>
Error in function 'GetImportPropertyItems'.
File Path: <Path to File>
Line No: 2
Description: Value of the group header in column 5 is empty.

This error occurs because Microsoft Excel appends commas to the .csv file and therefore the Property Loader plugin cannot read them.

Note:This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: Re-export the properties and edit with a text editor instead of Excel. Or, save the .csv file as an .xlsx file in Microsoft Excel and import the new properties file with the NI Excel File (*.xlsx) Source Type.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 07/18/2016
592897

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LabVIEW Adapter raises runtime error when a step passes TestStand floating point enum value to matching LabVIEW ring control
LabVIEW enums throw a parameter mismatch for ring controls during runtime, even though the variable type was created using the "Create/Update Custom Data Type from Enum" dialog and the enumerations values match.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: Pass Str(enum) or Val(enum).

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 07/18/2016
593265

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Sequence Analyzer reports an 'Internal Error' when analyzing a broken VI with an enumeration on its connector pane
The Sequence Analyzer reports the following error when you analyze a broken VI that has an enum on the connector pane:

Internal Error: Error occurred in module 'NIAnalysisModules.dll:NIAnalysisModules::ValidateLabVIEWStep':

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: Fixing the broken VI prevents the internal error from occurring.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 07/18/2016
573670

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The Property Selector tab is sluggish in dialogs for the Property Loader step type and Import/Export Properties tool
Operations take longer than expected when loading and navigating on the Property Selector tab of the Property Loader settings panel and Import/Export Properties tool.

Note:The performance improvement included in the TestStand 2016 f1 patch, and later releases, introduces a change of behavior for an Import function/VI in a plug-in. Prior to this patch, the LoaderObjects object obtained from the SequenceFileLoader parameter passed to Import contained both a selected array and its array elements. Now, the object contains only the selected array but not its array elements.

Note:This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
594100

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Running an execution that uses model plug-ins reports type conflicts for some model plug-in data types
Running a property loader example in TestStand 2016 incorrectly increments the version of some data types in the TestStand models, which may result in type mismatch errors when running subsequent executions.

Refer to the National Instruments KnowledgeBase article, KnowledgeBase 7BAGHMV5: Why Do I Get a Type Mismatch Error in my Process Model in TestStand 2016?, for more information about this issue and available solutions.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
595619

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Property Loader export operations error when using the Database Plug-in with the Property Loader Import/Export Properties tool
The Property Loader tool fails to create non-existing tables in the Oracle database and reports an error.

Note:This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
598267

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Property Loader Alias names specified in the Import/Export Properties tool do not persist when dialog is closed
Note:This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: Use the Load Source Prototype option on the Property Selector tab to read the alias information from the alias source.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
598397

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The CheckLimits expression function returns error -17502 when passing an array element for the low parameter
When you pass an array element, such as Locals.MyArray[0], for the lower limit parameter of the CheckLimits expression function, the function returns the error -17502; System Level Exception.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: Create a number variable and assign the array value to it. Then, use that number value in the CheckLimits function.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
598487

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Numeric limit test fails unexpectedly when using comparison type EQT (== +/-) and a negative nominal value
Numeric limit test fails unexpectedly when you use comparison type EQT (== +/-) and a negative nominal value. For example, if your nominal value is -20, your upper and lower thresholds are 10%, and your measured value is -19, then the step will fail because the comparison performed is >= -18 AND <= -22.

Additionally, the limits associated with negative nominal values did not display property in step descriptions in the Sequence Editor and in generated reports.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: None

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
600403

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Customer analyzer rules may fail when analyzing arrays of references
The Sequence Analyzer incorrectly interprets arrays of references as arrays of containers, which may result in rule failing or erroring when incorrectly processing the array objects.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
602632

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Property Loader Excel Plugin does not properly escape newline and carriage return characters when performing export and Import operations
In TestStand 2016, if the Excel property loader source contains "\\", after import the data in the variable will be "\\".

Note:For source files that contain created with TestStand 2016 prior to this fix, you must reexport string properties with slash, newline and carriage return characters, or manually escape the strings in the Excel source file.

Note:This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
603148

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TSDU Build reports errors when Default Installation Base Directory is set to TestStand Public Documents Directory or TestStand Application Data Directory
When building a TestStand deployment in TestStand 2016, if you set the Default Installation Base Directory as TestStand Public Documents Directory or TestStand Application Data Directory, three errors are thrown:

  1. -41 Invalid Path (The path <Not A Path> contains invalid characters)

  2. Input data has errors

  3. An internal Windows function returned an error



Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
606348

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Property Loader Database Plugin is unable to export data to databases when using ODBC connection
Exporting data with the Import/Export Properties tool with an ODBC connection string will return the error "Column CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH does not exist".

Note:This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: Use OLEDB database connection

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
607170

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Using the Legacy Database Plugin to import properties leaks memory
The Property Loader step memory leak rate is on the order of tens of kilobytes per iteration.

Note:This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
608769

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Multiple Numeric Limit Test does not evaluate correctly for EQT comparison when the threshold or nominal value contains an expression, such as INF or Locals.Var
The Multiple Numeric Limit Test step fails to honor the Nominal Value set by the user if the low or high threshold is set to +/-INF. The step sets the nominal value to +/- INF after the step executes. Also, the Multiple Numeric Limit Test step fails to honor the Nominal Value if the value is specified using an expression.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: Use the Numeric Limit Test step instead of the Multi Numeric Limit Test step.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
609106

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The Sequence Analyzer rule ValidateStepType returns an Invalid pointer error when TestStand cannot load a code module in a custom step type
Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: Correct the code module path.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
610470

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Selecting a VI path followed by a project path on the LabVIEW Module pane causes the Sequence Editor to hang
When using the LabVIEW Module pane to configure a step to call a VI in a project, if you first specify the VI Path and then the Project Path, the Sequence Editor hangs and the you end the process.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: Add the project path first, and then select the VI path.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
610970

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Tooltip help does not display and auto completion does not work for multiple expression functions
The following functions do not autocomplete or have help tooltips:

  • ConvertColor()

  • CurrentUserHasPrivilege()

  • Evaluate()

  • FindFile()

  • RGB()

  • TargetName()

  • OutputMessage()

  • GetEngine()

  • #NoValidation()

  • Enum()



Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
613367

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Error -17502 occurs when passing an enumeration variable to a LabVIEW VI and the variable is a sequence parameter that was passed by reference
Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
613401

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LabVIEW Module tab errors when adjusting the column widths of the parameters control
In some instances, when you attempt to resize the column widths in the Module tab of a LabVIEW Action step, the panel will error.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
613639

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Error -17001 occurs when editing multiple Sequence Call steps with enumeration parameters
When you are editing multiple Sequence Call steps to a sequence in a separate sequence file and the called sequence specifies an enumeration parameter, a "Program Error" error window will appear repeatedly.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: Edit only one step at a time.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
614968

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Closing Property Selector dialog launched from the Property Loader step settings pane displays error
Closing a Property Selector dialog launched from the Step Settings pane displays the following error:
"COM object that has been separated from its underlying RCW cannot be used."

Note:This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
615872

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Passing an enumeration parameter to a VI errors if the parameter is the current element variable of a For Each step
Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: Assign the current element variable to a local variable and pass the local variable to the VI.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
616555

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Property Loader Properties View error when viewing attributes of container with Combined Sequences View
The Properties View errors when you use the Combined Sequences View and expand a non-empty container/array under Attributes.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
617216

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Error occurs when copying and pasting to expression control in Property Selector under Step Settings pane
The error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" appears when you copy and paste an expression into the Property Selector under the Step Settings pane.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/08/2016
619791

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Database logging incorrectly swaps the calculated limit values for the EQT comparison for Numeric Limit Test and Multiple Numeric Limit Test results when the nominal value is negative.
For example, if your nominal value is -20, your upper and lower thresholds are 10%, the high limit logged is -18 and the low limit logged is -22.

Note: The TestStand 2016 f1 patch updates the default schemas that TestStand 2016 installs, and any custom schemas based on the TestStand 2016 schemas. TestStand corrects the Value to Log expression for the HIGH_LIMIT and LOW_LIMIT columns in the STEP_NUMERICLIMIT2 and PROP_MULTINUMERICLIMIT2 statements.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: None

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/12/2016
540378

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Type Properties dialog box is re-sized and missing buttons when Sequence Editor is at the top of secondary monitor
On a secondary monitor, that is configured in Control Panel to be higher than the main monitor, if the TestStand Sequence Editor is located in the top half of the monitor, parts of the Type Properties dialog box disappear. This issue occurs whether the monitor is in Landscape or Portrait mode.

Workaround: In some cases, ensuring that the lower portion of the Sequence Editor window extends to the lower portion of the monitor or maximizing the Sequence Editor window resolves the issue. You can still access the missing buttons by tabbing over to them.

Reported Version: 2013    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/13/2016
576877

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The "Edit Code" functionalities in the .NET Adapter cannot find function definitions that return void when attempting to use Visual Studio 2015
N/A

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/13/2016
589962

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Expand and Report stylesheets for ATML 5.00 and ATML 6.01 Standards Report Document can display subsequent step results as indices results
If you configure the Looping section for a step without enabling the "Record Result of Each Iteration" option, an ATML 5.00 or 6.0.1 Standards Report Document that uses the Expand or Report stylesheets incorrectly displays the results for subsequent steps as the indices results for the looping step.

Workaround: Enable the "Record Result of Each Iteration" option, or use the Horizontal style sheet instead.

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/13/2016
592493

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Property Loader does not import empty arrays
Note:This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Workaround: Insert one or more elements in the array, then right-click on the array name and select Toggle Select Entire Hierarchy.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/13/2016
592753

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When browsing to a UDL file for a saved connection, clicking OK in the browse dialog will add extra double quotes to the UDL path
Note:This issue affects the Database Viewer and the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/13/2016
597768

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Source files for some process model components cannot be opened.
Opening any of the following projects results in an error about missing NI_Common.props:

OfflineResultsProcessingUtility.csproj
OfflineResultsProcessingUtilityData.csproj
OfflineResultsProcessingUtilityUAC.csproj
ManagedModelSupport.csproj
TSOTFRG.vcxproj
DBLog.vcxproj

Workaround: Use project files from TestStand 2014.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/13/2016
597982

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Error -19007 occurs when using class member call and enabling the LabVIEW option Check for Broken VI's
If a LabVIEW Action step is configured to Call Class Member and the setting Check for Broken VIs is enabled in the TestStand Deployment Utility, the build of a deployment fails and returns Error -19007.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2014 SP1    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/13/2016
607873

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Database Viewer does not support viewing of an Oracle database through ODBC driver.
When you use Database Viewer to access an Oracle database through an ODBC driver, it results in an error that states "ORA-01406: fetched column value was truncated".

Workaround: Use an OLE DB provider to access the Oracle database, instead of an ODBC driver.

Refer to the TestStand Help topic "Configuring Connection Strings" for examples of OLE DB connection strings and required Oracle client components for Oracle databases.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/13/2016
608768

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XML and ATML reports with an EQT comparison incorrectly display INF threshold values as NAN

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/13/2016
577678

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File Differ incorrectly compares named elements of an object array instead of properly recognizing insertions, deletions, or moves
If the elements of an an object array are uniquely named and a file in the diff contains inserted, deleted or moved elements, the differ does not properly use the names of the elements in the comparison operation.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2014 SP1    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/14/2016
598800

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Line number in error message is incorrect when using Property Loader to import from an Excel file that contains invalid data
When you import data from an Excel file that contains empty lines between property groups and has invalid values for property objects, the resulting error message references an incorrect line number in the Excel file.

Note:This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Note: This issue is fixed in the TestStand 2016 f2 patch.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/14/2016
599627

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Right-click context menu does not appear for files in the Distributed Files tab

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/14/2016
607455

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Database logging hangs and eventually errors when connection string uses Microsoft Access 2016 (ACE.OLEDB.16.0) provider
The error returned is -2147352567.

Workaround: 1) For 32-bit TestStand, use the Microsoft Access JET provider.
2) For 32-bit or 64-bit TestStand, use the ACE.OLEDB.15.0 or ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider (as long as ACE.OLEDB.16.0 is not installed).

Reported Version: 2014 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 12/14/2016
612378

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Unable to deselect a property in the default group after loading prototype for Property Loader
After you load a prototype, when you select any variable that is not part of any group in the Property Loader source, the property goes into the 'Default Group'. Once the property is added in the default group, the property cannot be removed from the default property group.

Workaround: Load the prototype again to remove all the variables from the 'Default Group', and then configure the 'Default Group'.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/14/2016
617417

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After updating a TestStand enumeration data type from LabVIEW, the checkbox "Allow Objects of this Type to be Passed as LabVIEW Clusters" in TestStand gets reset
After you update a TestStand enumeration data type from an Enum in LabVIEW, the "Allow Objects of this Type to be Passed as LabVIEW Clusters" option will be unchecked for the type in TestStand. You must re-enable this option, even though you had previously enabled it.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/14/2016
617764

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TestStand Deployment Utility fails while deploying Additional Components with "To minimize media prompts while building installers, copy the selected installers and all future installers to this computer" option disabled
If the TestStand Deployment Utility is unable to find the ProductCache folder, or if the folder is empty, the deployment will fail and return an error that states "An internal tool or library returned an error."

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2014 SP1    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 12/14/2016
618269

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PropertyObject.Enumerators returns an exception if the sequence file is loaded with SequenceAdapter.GetSequenceFile and the enumeration type is not in the global type list

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 12/14/2016
644863

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The TestStand 2016 Property Loader errors when importing arrays of containers that have nested arrays of containers.
This only occurs when 'Import All Properties From Source' is selected.

Workaround: Uncheck 'Import All Properties From Source' and select the top level array manually on the properties tab.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/01/2017
598272

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Redesigned Property Loader does not allow you to undo an action when importing from Legacy Property Loader source
When importing from a legacy source in the redesigned Property Loader, undo items are not added to the undo stack of the sequence file.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/17/2017
599924

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VIs with same name but different capitalization do not appear properly in Build Preview when "Output VIs to a Packed Project Library" is enabled
If multiple VIs with the same name, but different capitalization, exist in a deployment, only one of those VIs will be displayed in the Build Preview if the option to "Output VIs to a Packed Project Library" is enabled.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/17/2017
601264

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Sequence Editor can crash when specifying module for custom step type.
The Sequence Editor crashes if you double-click "Default Module..." in the Type Properties windows of a custom step type.

Workaround: Click the Default Module button only once.

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 05/17/2017
607814

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Using Property Loader with the Semiconductor Multi Test Step Type results in object leak.
Using the redesigned Property Loader to load properties for a Semiconductor Multi Test step results in the TestStand Engine reporting that multiple SequenceContext objects are not being properly released.

Note: This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader step introduced in TestStand 2016. It does not affect the Legacy Property Loader step included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 05/17/2017
614194

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Using the array subscript operator in an expression is slow
For very large arrays, editing or programmatically accessing an array in an expression that uses the array subscript operator can take a significant amount of time. For example: Locals.NewArray = Locals.LargeArray[10..]

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2013    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/17/2017
615591

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TestStand steps that reference LabVIEW class hierarchies can take a long time to load when refreshing step settings
TestStand steps that use the Class Member Call to reference large LabVIEW class hierarchies can take a long time to load when refreshing step settings.

Workaround: Complete the following steps to correct this behavior:

  1. Change the sorting order in the LabVIEW project

  2. Open the LabVIEW class and keep it open when using it in TestStand.



Use the following best practices to avoid this behavior in the future:

  1. Reduce the number of VIs members in the LabVIEW class

  2. Mass compile the project to make sure all the VIs are in a good state



Reported Version: 2013    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/17/2017
615962

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Limits for Numeric Limit Test and Multiple Numeric Limit Test steps do not show EQT comparison options when the comparison type is specified by an expression or when you are editing multiple steps
If the comparison type is specified by an expression or if you have selected more than one of these steps, the Limits tab options display only the non-EQT comparison types, which do not show Threshold Type and Nominal Value.

Workaround: Change expression to "EQT", set Threshold Type and Nominal Value, then switch Comparison Type back to combined expression.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/17/2017
617217

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Analyzer does not report errors for Property Loader step when invalid input file path is specified
Analyzer does not report errors when an invalid input file path is provided and no properties are selected for import in a Property Loader step.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/17/2017
619576

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Values for properties have incorrect values when you execute a LabVIEW step that performs a Property Node Call
If more than six properties are used for a LabVIEW step that performs a Property Node Call, several of the property values are incorrect when you execute the step.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2010    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/17/2017
625390

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Cannot select TS Object as parameter in a custom step with C/C++ Adapter
When you try to select a TS Object as a parameter in a custom step, the field remains empty.

Workaround: Edit the property of the step type where the object name is stored, specifically the following String value:
.Substeps[x].TS.SData.Call.Parms[x]StructType

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/17/2017
625858

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Type library for the PropertyLoader API is not installed by default
The type library for the PropertyLoader API is not being installed with TestStand, so the LabVIEW template for a PropertyLoader plugin cannot use the API.

Workaround: Manually register the type library or browse to it.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/17/2017
627950

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Excel plugin will not import cell value properly if the cell uses formula
If a cell includes a reference to another cell, the value that gets returned is the referenced cell's ID concatenated with the desired value.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/17/2017
629863

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Property Loader control does not refresh after clicking the error provider on the Target File and Source Settings tab of a Property Loader Step Settings Pane or the Property Selector tab of the Import/Export Properties Tool
When two or more steps with the same name are defined in a sequence, the following configuration can exhibit the described behavior:

  1. Identify Steps By is set to Step.Name

  2. Combined Sequences is the currently selected view in the Property Selector

  3. Any properties of the same name are selected



Note: This issue affects the redesigned Property Loader step included in TestStand 2016 and does not affect the legacy Property Loader step included in TestStand 2014 SP1 and earlier.

Workaround: Refresh the Property Selector control by switching tabs in the Property Loader Step Settings Pane or the Import/Export Properties Tool.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 05/17/2017
632567

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LabVIEW operator interfaces built in LabVIEW 2016 might be slow to exit
When you exit a LabVIEW operator interface built in LabVIEW 2016, the operator interface might be slow when exiting the process.

Workaround: Rebuild the operator interface in LabVIEW 2015 SP1 or earlier.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/17/2017
634667

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"Save as previous" produces sequence files that generate an error when running a subsequence
"Save as previous" in TestStand 2016 makes Locals.ResultList properties non-deletable, which prevents sub-sequences from returning results in a version older than 2016.

Workaround: Remove the non-deletable flag from all instances of Locals.ResultList.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/17/2017
638332

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Sequence Editor crashes when loading LabVIEW Module tab if TCP port is already in use
Sequence Editor crashes when loading LabVIEW Module tab if TCP port specified by Enable Debugging and Tracing option for LabVIEW adapter settings is already in use

Workaround: Disable "Enable Debugging and tracing" and only use one instance of TestStand at a time.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/17/2017
646419

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The step settings pane of a .NET step shows "An error occured. Save your work and restart the sequence editor" when adding an array element to an array of enums.
The step settings pane of a .NET step generates this error if you have an array of enums as one of your code module parameters and you try to add an array element in the step settings pane.

Workaround: Create a TestStand type for the enum and use that to create a variable that is an array of enums. You can then set the default values or set the values in the pre-Expression of the step. Once the variable is set, you can pass that as the value into your code module. Alternatively, an array of numbers corresponding with the .NET enums type will also work.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 05/19/2017
632842

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TestStand will report a Debug Options Warning when closing the editor after changing certain Property Loader settings.
When choosing a Target File setting other than 'Use Current File' in a Property Loader step, TestStand will not properly release the selected file and will report a warning when the editor is closed.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2016 SP1    Added: 05/22/2017
640631

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The CheckLimits expression function returns error -17309 when passing an array element for both the lower limit and value parameters
When you pass an array element, such as Locals.MyArray[0], for the lower limit and value parameters of the CheckLimits expression function, the function returns the error -17309; Cannot perform the specified operation on the specified value.

Workaround: Create number variables and assign the array values to it. Then, use those number values in the CheckLimits function.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 05/22/2017
641798

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When a Sequence File contains two or more sequences with similar Chinese names, only the first sequence can be selected in a Sequence Call Step under certain conditions.
When using a Chinese character set, Sequence Call Steps cannot differentiate between multiple sequences if their name strings have the same number of characters and the first half of those characters match. Attempting to select any of these sequences will always result same one being selected.

Workaround: Specify the subsequence by expression and use a string literal to specify the sequence name.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 05/22/2017
642213

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Selecting multiple Sequence Call steps may cause errors under certain conditions.
When a sequence contains a non-zero indexed array of containers for a parameter, selecting multiple Sequence Call steps that call this sequence can cause the error -17324: "Array index out of bounds".

Workaround: Edit one Sequence Call step at a time.

Reported Version: 2012    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 05/22/2017
643567

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CommandKind_RunSequences_Set causes unexpected behavior in TestStand 2016.
When connecting a command button control to CommandKind_RunSequences_Set, the operator interface throws unexpected errors when opening or closing a sequence file.

Workaround: Use a non-TestStand button and launch the target sequence manually using the TestStand API.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 05/22/2017
643628

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Attempting to log INF, NAN, or IND values to a Microsoft SQL Server database results in an error.
Microsoft SQL Server FLOAT data type does NOT support storing +INF, -INF, NAN and IND as defined by IEEE 754.

Workaround: Update your schema to use a precondition expression to not log a value for non-finite values.

Reported Version: 4.0    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 05/22/2017
650865

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The Legacy Property Loader Plugin will error if it cannot find the specified Start of Data Marker in the source file.
This error occurs even when the When Start Maker not Found setting is set to "Skip Sequence".

Workaround: Use the Legacy Property Loader step type or Legacy Import/Export Properties tool.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 01/22/2018
650867

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BuildTSD can incorrectly return Error 2 in certain cases.
Some TSD files generate warning -19200: "Could not apply changes to the following items:" when built from BuildTSD. The return code is incorrectly reported as 2 (aborted) after the build completed successfully.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 01/22/2018
656997

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The comment on variables are removed when you change the type in the Variables View.
In the Variables View, if you change the data type of a variable, the comment on the variable is removed.

Workaround: N/A

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 01/22/2018
664664

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The LabVIEW Full-Featured User Interface opens in editor mode by default.
When launching the Full-Featured User Interface directly, instead of through one of the shortcuts, it opens in editor mode instead of operator mode. This requires a license other than the base deployment license.

Workaround: Launch the executable with the /operatorInterface command line flag. Alternatively, change the "IsEditor" property to False from the Property Browser of the Application Manager control and rebuild the executable.

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 01/22/2018
604398

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Change the check state of a file that contain a double-underscore in their name will cause all other files to be checked or unchecked in the TSDU distributed files tab.
N/A

Workaround: Remove the double-underscore from the file name.

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: 2017    Added: 01/23/2018
655076

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The /Version command line argument for the TestStand Version Selector does not work with minor versions.
When using a minor version, such as 16.1 (TestStand 2016 SP1) with the /Version argument, the TestStand Version Selector unregisters the active version, does not register any new version, and does not report any errors.

Workaround: Use the major version. For example, 16.0 instead of 16.1.

Reported Version: 2014 SP1    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 01/26/2018
658319

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Connector panes that reference large LabVIEW class hierarchies reload the entire hierarchy when selecting a step.
If a LabVIEW step references a VI whose connector panes uses data value references or directly uses a large LabVIEW class, the TestStand Sequence Editor reloads the step and all of its dependencies each time the step is selected.

Workaround: In the sequence file properties, set the Load Option to Preload when opening sequence file.

Reported Version: 2014    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 01/26/2018
676017

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The Edit Code button for a C++ DLL does not work with Visual Studio 2017.
The Edit Code button will not work when targeting a C++ DLL project built with Visual Studio 2017.

Workaround: Manually open the Visual Studio 2017 project.

Reported Version: 2016    Resolved Version: N/A    Added: 01/26/2018

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