DAQmx Functions Doesn't Appear in LabVIEW Functions Palette

Updated May 21, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Professional

Driver

  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

I have installed the NI-DAQmx but when I open LabVIEW, the VIs don´t appear on the functions palette.

Solution

The Data Acquisition palette relies upon two installations: the LabVIEW installation and the DAQ driver installation. When the NI-DAQ drivers are installed, the installer will automatically detect the versions of LabVIEW present on the computer. Most often, the DAQ support for these versions of LabVIEW are then installed. Unfortunately, this means that if you upgrade to a newer version of LabVIEW you will need to add DAQ support for your newer version of LabVIEW by modifying/reinstalling your DAQ drivers.

Following one of these tutorials based on your situation :
Additionally, verify that the proper menu files have in fact been installed correctly: 
  • If the respective DAQ and DAQmx VIs have been installed correctly, their menu files should be present: <labview>\vi.lib.
  • The associated menu files should be installed in the following location: <labview>\menus\default. These menu files are ultimately what links the installed VIs to the functions palette in LabVIEW.

Note : If you have LabVIEW 6.1 and upgrade to NI-DAQ 7.4.1 and LabVIEW 8.0, the DAQ palette from LabVIEW 6.1 will disappear. NI-DAQ 7.4.1 provides only LabVIEW 8.0, 7.1, and 7.0. support. In order to get Traditional NI-DAQ support for LabVIEW 6.1 while LabVIEW 8.0 is still installed, it is necessary to load the NI-DAQ 7.4 driver which will remove the Traditional DAQ support for LabVIEW 8.0. It is still possible to load NI-DAQmx 8.0 in order to have the latest DAQmx support in LabVIEW 8.0.

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