Changing LabVIEW Project Target to a Same Model Device

Updated Apr 7, 2023

Reported In


  • CompactRIO Controller
  • CompactRIO Chassis
  • CompactRIO Single-Board Controller


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW FPGA Module


  • NI-RIO

Issue Details

I have a CompactRIO or sbRIO target in my LabVIEW project as a target but want to change the target to another device of the same model.  How can I do this?


In the LabVIEW Project Explorer window, right click the device and select Properties to open the Device Properties window.  Select General and change the name and IP address from the old device to the name and IP address of the device you would like to use. 

If the options are grayed out, you are most likely connected to the device and will need to disconnect first.  Go back to the Project Explorer and right click on the device again and select Disconnect.  This should allow you to make changes and you can follow the steps above to change the name and IP address.

Additional Information

If you would like to change the target to a device of a different model, you will need to create a new target and move all the necessary files to it.  For more information on that process, refer to Moving Examples to a DIfferent FPGA Target .