DAQ Assistant Missing, Not Showing Up, or Not Initializing Correctly in LabVIEW

Updated Dec 28, 2023

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?
  • I am able to see the DAQ Assistant VI, but I am having issues when trying to load it, as it does not initialize correctly when I place it in LabVIEW.


The DAQ Assistant is part of the NI-DAQmx DAQ hardware driver and is not included with the LabVIEW download. Go through the following checks to ensure that DAQmx is downloaded and compatible with your system.

If you are having issues locating the DAQ Assistant VI

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

If you are seeing the DAQ Assistant VI in LabVIEW but you are having issues initializing or loading it.

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