Error 1074000000 in LabVIEW When Using a GPIB Device

Updated May 9, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • GPIB Instrument Control Device

Software

  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Professional

Driver

  • NI-VISA

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.

Solution

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 in LabVIEW by using this example VI
    1. If error 1074000000 does not appear when using this example program, the error is likely due to the third party library's VI. Contacting the third party company for additional support will be the best option for resolving this error.
    2. If the error still appears with this example VI, proceed to step 4.
  4. Ensure the instrument driver is certified by National Instruments. You can search for all NI certified instrument drivers on NI's Instrument Driver Network (IDNet).
  5. If you have checked all of the troubleshooting steps above, contact NI technical support.

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