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DAQ Assistant Missing or Not Showing Up in LabVIEW

Updated Mar 28, 2019

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

  • I have already installed LabVIEW, and the DAQ Assistant Express VI is missing or not showing up in my Measurement I/O functions palette, or when I use search.
  • I just installed NI-DAQmx and LabVIEW, but DAQ functions, like DAQ Assistant, are not available in LabVIEW. However I can create a task in NI MAX. What's wrong with LabVIEW?


The DAQ Assistant is part of the NI-DAQmx DAQ hardware driver  and is not included with the LabVIEW download.

Follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue:

Note: If you are still unable to locate the DAQ Assistant, follow the steps in the article Missing Icons on Functions or Control Palette

Additional Information


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