Archived:Can't See DAQ Assistant With Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) Driver

Updated Feb 2, 2018

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Reported In


  • DAQPAD-6020


  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Base


  • Traditional NI-DAQ

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I have the Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) Driver installed. Why is the the DAQ Assistant missing in LabVIEW?


Note: This page is about NI-DAQ also known as Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy). NI-DAQmx replaced Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) in 2003. NI strongly recommends using NI-DAQmx for new designs and migrating existing Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) applications to NI-DAQmx. Please review the Getting Started with NI-DAQmx guide for more information on migration.

The DAQ Assistant was introduced with NI-DAQmx 7.0, so it will not appear with the Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) drivers. You will have to use the Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) API to communicate with your DAQ device.


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