IVI Resource Doesn’t Appear in the Dropdown Menu In LabVIEW

Updated Jun 28, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW


  • IVI Compliance Package

Issue Details

I want to interface LabVIEW with a third party intrument using a IVI driver for LabVIEW. However in the dropdown menu for the IVI resource I am not able to find the one of my instrument. 


This can be caused if the IVI Compliance Package is not installed. You can verify if the IVI Compliance Package is installed by going to the NI MAX and looking under the Software section.

If the IVI Compliance Package is not installed downloading and installing an IVI Compliance Package that is compatible with both LabVIEW and your Operating System will fix the issue. 

Additional Information

The IVI Compliance Package contains IVI class drivers and support libraries necessary for the development and use of applications that benefit from IVI instrument interchangeability. 

On compatibility between IVI Compliance Package with LabVIEW, LabWindows CVI and with Operating Systems refer to the readme file for the IVI Compliance Package. 


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