Unable to Detect C Series Modules in LabVIEW Project

Updated Jan 9, 2019

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Full


  • NI CompactRIO


C Series Modules

Issue Details

I have a CompactRIO with one or more C Series modules installed in it. The CompactRIO is properly recognized by MAX software and all the modules are recognized by NI Distributed System Manager software. But, When I add same CompactRIO to my LabVIEW project, none of C Series modules are found or added to my LabVIEW project.


This is due to software Incompatibility between the LabVIEW Development Environment and CompactRIO Driver version. Refer to following debugging steps:

1.Check if your C series module is supported by the installed CompactRIO Driver version on your CompactRIO target or not. Use the following resource page to confirm that you are installing the correct versions of your software: Software Support for CompactRIO, CompactDAQ, Single-Board RIO, R Series, and EtherCAT.

2.Check if you have installed LabVIEW Compatibile CompactRIO Drivers version on your development computer or not. If not, refer to Installing LabVIEW, LabVIEW Real-Time and FPGA Modules, and NI-RIO.

3. Check if there is any mismatched software version between the LabVIEW development PC and CompactRIO System (Refer to below shown image). Use NI MAX to Install NI Software for Your CompactRIO System.


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