DAQ Assistant Missing or Not Showing Up in LabVIEW

Updated Sep 4, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW


  • 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.


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

Try these troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue:
  • Check the following charts to ensure that your Operating System (OS), LabVIEW and NI-DAQmx versions are compatible:
  • Upgrade to the newest DAQmx driver the LabVIEW version can support
  • Rerun the DAQmx installer (setup.exe or autorun.exe), select Custom Installation, and make sure you have installed DAQmx support for LabVIEW. If you left-click on the icon next to LabVIEW, you need to make sure that the 'Install this feature to a local drive' option is selected. 
Note: If you are still unable to locate the DAQ Assistant, follow the steps in the article Missing Icons on Functions or Control Palette

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