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How Do I Find or Modify My Device's Name?

Updated Aug 12, 2019

Reported In


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
  • System Configuration


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

I have several NI devices and I want to modify their names or "alias" in order to find them easily next time I connect them.

How can I find and modify my device's names?


In order to find and modify the names of the devices connected to a specific computer, you can:
  • To do so manually:
    1. Open Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI-MAX).
    2. Expand My System >> Devices and Interfaces where the devices are listed.
    3. Right click the device you want to rename and select Rename.
  • You can also do this programmatically. Refer to the Related link section for examples of doing this.

Additional Information

For more information about using NI-DAQmx driver on NI-MAX, refer to the Getting Started with NI-DAQmx: Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) Functionality


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