Error 1074000000 in LabVIEW When Using a GPIB Device

Updated Dec 23, 2023

Reported In


  • GPIB Instrument Control Device


  • LabVIEW



Issue Details

I keep getting error 1074000000 when trying to run an example VI from a third party's library of example VIs for my device that is connected via GPIB.


Error 1074000000 represents an instrument query failure, meaning the instrument itself reported the error. To troubleshoot this error, follow the steps below:

  1. Ensure that you have followed the instructions from our support website for correctly setting up the instrument via GPIB.
    1. If the connection is successful and the device can communicate with your computer correctly through a VISA test panel using the *IDN? command, that means the GPIB connection is working properly.
  2. Check and make sure the syntax to your instrument is correct.
  3. Check that you can send basic read and write commands via GPIB using the NI VISA palette by running the GPIB with VISA shipping example. Follow the steps in Examples Included With NI Software Products to locate the shipping example in NI Example Finder.
  4. Ensure the instrument driver is certified by NI. You can search for all NI certified instrument drivers on NI's Instrument Driver Network (IDNet).
  5. Check the compatibility of the driver with your version of LabVIEW (LabVIEW and VISA Compatibility)
  6. If you have checked all of the troubleshooting steps above, contact NI technical support.