Error -200265 When Using an Analog Trigger in NI-DAQ™mx

Updated Mar 30, 2023

Reported In


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

I am trying to trigger acquisition on NI data acquisition device using the DAQmx Start, with an analog trigger but I get error 200265. One of the following is occurring:
  • The error also does not indicate any "Valid Choices".
  • The device is a simulated device in NI MAX.


If the error does not indicate any "Valid Choices", your NI data acquisition device does not support analog triggers. For NI 9233 and 9234, please refer to the the following article for information on how to trigger acquisition on these modules: Can I Trigger an NI 9233 or NI 9234 Module?

If the device is a simulated device, triggering is not supported for any device of any version of DAQmx.

Additional Information

The list of C series devices and the types of triggering they support refer to Supported Trigger Types for DAQ Devices. For additional considerations refer to Analog Triggering Considerations for C Series, E Series, M Series, and S Series Devices.

Simulated devices have various limitations. They cannot perform all the same tasks as the physical hardware. Refer to the following article for a tutorial on creating simulated devices and their limitations: NI-DAQ™mx Simulated Devices .