How Can I Network Publish Data Acquired Using NI-MAX?

Updated Jul 20, 2018

Reported In


  • CompactDAQ Chassis


  • LabVIEW


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

I created an Input task using National Instruments Measurement and Automation Explorer (NI-MAX), and I would like to network publish the data outcoming from this task. How can I configure this on NI-MAX?


It is not possible to configure a simple task created in NI-MAX to publish the data acquired to the network. However, there is a different type of task that can be created that has this functionality, its name is Global Virtual Channel. To create this instance follow this steps:
  1. Open Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX) from Programs»National Instruments.
  2. Right-click Data Neighborhood and select Create New.
  3. Select NI-DAQmx Global Virtual Channel to open the wizard.
  4. Follow the same steps performed when you create an NI-DAQmx Task

Additional Information

After generating the Global Virtual Channel, you can check that the variable is published using the Distributed System Manager.


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