How to Create Global Virtual Channel in NI-MAX

Updated Sep 10, 2018

Reported In


  • DAQ (Legacy)


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

I want to create a Global Virtual Channel in NI-MAX, how can I do it?


A virtual channel is a collection of settings such as a name, a physical channel, input terminal connections, the type of measurement or generation, and can include scaling information. A virtual channel created outside a task is a Global Virtual Channel. For detailed definitions and example codes, refer to Creating a Virtual Channel in NI-DAQmx and Using it in LabVIEW

The Tutorial Connecting Strain Gauges to a DAQ Device discusses creating new global virtual channels.