Error -1074115640: Device Identifier Is Not Specified in List Entry

Updated May 31, 2021

Reported In


  • PXI-2527


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)



Issue Details

I am using the NI-SWITCH API and I am running into the error below:

Error -1074115640 occurred at niSwitch Get Attribute

Possible reason(s):
Device identifier not specified in the list entry.

Status Code: -200055 
Press Continue to go to the device selection menu to select a different device.

Press Stop to terminate the application.





This can occur when the Resource Name specified in MAX contains an invalid character such as a hyphen (-). Removing this hyphen or invalid character will resolve this error.