Will Changing a Device Name in NI MAX Also Be Visible in LabVIEW?

Updated May 12, 2021

Reported In


  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)
  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

I want to change the name of my device in NI MAX. Does the new name also appear in LabVIEW?


Yes. When you change the name of the hardware attached to your PC, the new name you have given to the device will also appear in LabVIEW when you search for the device or the physical channels in your device inputs and outputs. For more information on how to rename or modify the name of your device in NI MAX, referĀ here .