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

Updated May 21, 2018

Reported In


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
  • System Configuration


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

I have several NI DAQ 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 DAQ devices connected to a specific computer, you can:
  1. Open Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI-MAX) expand My System >> Devices and Interfaces where the DAQ devices are listed. For more information about using NI-DAQmx driver on NI-MAX, refer to the Getting Started with NI-DAQmx: Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) Functionality
  2. You can do this programmatically. Refer to the Related link section for examples of doing this.


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