IVI Configure Step Type in TestStand: Instrument Error Detected

Updated May 2, 2018

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  • TestStand

Issue Details

I have an oscilloscope that I am using with the IVI step types in TestStand. I can do this successfully on one computer without any issues, but another returns the error Primary Error: Instrument error detected. Call the PREFIX_error_query function and examine the error code and error message parameters for additional information regarding the error.


First, check to make sure the computers have the same settings for the IVI Driver Session. In particular, check to see if the Query Instrument Status option is unchecked as shown in the image below.

If this does not resolve the issue, try generating an NI IO Trace for both computers and comparing those to find differences as well.  


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