Digital Pattern Editor "Error: Pin or Pin Group Name Contains an Invalid Character"

Updated May 3, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • PXIe-6570

Software

  • NI-Digital Pattern Driver and Digital Pattern Editor 16.0
  • NI-Digital Pattern Driver and Digital Pattern Editor 17.6
  • NI-Digital Pattern Driver and Digital Pattern Editor 17.1
  • NI-Digital Pattern Driver and Digital Pattern Editor 17.5

Driver

  • NI-Digital Pattern Driver

Issue Details

I am receiving the error below in the Digital Pattern Editor.
 

I have already followed the instructions that all the Pins and Pin Groups cannot start with a number, but I am still receiving the error. 

Solution

1: Double check to make sure that both the Pins and Pin Groups section of your Pin Map do not have a number as the leading character in its name. 

2: Make sure that none of the Pins or Pin Groups have an accidental space as the first character or a space within the Pin or Pin Group name. If you must have spaces, replace them with underscores. 

3: Make sure that you don't have any special characters (.!"$/,etc) included in your Pins or Pin Groups. In the picture below you will notice that the "Pin CS1.1" includes a period. This will cause the error pictured in the Issue Details. The "String" the error calls out will only include the characters after the period. 

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