How to Use NI 9266 in Scan Mode on CompactRIO?

Updated Jan 7, 2019

Reported In


  • NI-9266


  • LabVIEW FPGA Module
  • LabVIEW 2017 Full
  • LabVIEW 2017 Real-Time Module


  • NI CompactRIO 17.0

Issue Details

I have a computer with LabVIEW 2016, LabVIEW Real Time Module 16.0, LabVIEW FPGA Module 16.0 and CompactRIO 16.1 Driver installed on it. I receive following warning message "NI 9266, This module is not supported in Scan Interface programming mode. You must use this module in LabVIEW FPGA programming mode" while I am adding my CompactRIO in Scan Mode to my LabVIEW Project. Can I Use a NI 9266 in Scan Mode on CompactRIO?


As shown in theSoftware Support for cRIO document when selecting the NI 9266, to use the NI 9266 module in Scan Interface Mode, you should Upgrade your CompactRIO drivers to the NI CompactRIO 17.0. As well, you will also have to update to LabVIEW 2017 and LabVIEW Real-Time 2017.The NI CompactRIO 17.0 adds Scan interface mode support for the NI 9266 in the 2017 versions of LabVIEW and the 2017 LabVIEW Real-Time Engine.

Additional Information

The NI CompactRIO Device Drivers November 2016 (CompactRIO 16.1) adds support for NI 9266 module in LabVIEW FPGA Programming mode only.