Error -201087 When Running Example "Strain (Rosette) - SW-Timed Input"

Updated Jul 10, 2018

Reported In


  • NI-9235
  • NI-9236
  • NI-9237
  • PXIe-4300
  • PXIe-4330
  • PXIe-4339
  • PXIe-4331


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

When I run the example "Strain (Rosette) - SW-Timed Input" in NI 9236, I get Error -201087: Task contains physical channels on one or more devices that require you to specify the Sample Clock rate. Use the Sample Clock Timing function/VI to speficy a Sample Clock rate.


The example does not work right away because NI 9235/36/37 does not support software timing, so it is necessary to add a sample clock to the task using DAQmx Timing VI as follows:

Additional Information

This error may occur in other devices not listed in this article. If it is your case try this solution.

If you are getting incorrect measurements, try setting "Do Offset Null?" to true to calibrate your device.