Real-Time Target Not Available in LabVIEW 64-bit Project

Updated Dec 16, 2021

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module
  • LabVIEW


  • NI CompactRIO

Issue Details

  • I am trying to add my Real-Time target to a LabVIEW 64-bit project, but it does not appear as an option.
  • My CompactRIO is not visible in my LabVIEW 64-bit project.


This behavior may be expected depending on the version of LabVIEW you are using. Check your version of LabVIEW, and read the corresponding section below for more information.

LabVIEW 2020 or Previous Versions

Prior to the 2021 release, the LabVIEW Real-Time Module was only available for 32-bit development environments, and therefore could only be used with LabVIEW 32-bit. Software requirements of CompactRIO driver include the LabVIEW Real-Time Module. 

Because of this, viewing Real-Time targets, such as the CompactRIO, was not possible with 64-bit LabVIEW.

LabVIEW 2021 or Later Versions

Ensure that your version of the CompactRIO driver is compatible with your hardware and with LabVIEW. Additionally, confirm that your version of LabVIEW Real-Time is compatible with your version of LabVIEW.