Using NI MAX Created DAQmx Tasks in LabVIEW NXG

Updated Apr 23, 2021

Environment

Software

  • LabVIEW NXG
  • DAQExpress
  • Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX)

Driver

  • NI-DAQmx

  • How do I import a DAQmx task that I have configured in Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX) to LabVIEW NXG ?
  • Does LabVIEW NXG support drag and drop of DAQmx tasks from NI MAX ?

LabVIEW NXG does not support drag and drop for DAQmx tasks in NI MAX to the IDE as LabVIEW did it.

To import a DAQmx tasks configured in NI MAX into LabVIEW NXG, you can follow these steps:
  1. Place either a DAQmx Task Constant (Diagram) or DAQmx Task Control (Panel). 
    • Diagram: Right-Click and navigate to Selectors » Named References » NI-DAQmx.
    • Panel: Right-Click and navigate to Hardware Interfaces » NI-DAQmx.
  2. Select this DAQmx Task Object you just placed and open the Item menu (You can also Right-Click the object and select Properties).
  3. For Display Filter, select MAX Tasks or All Tasks.
  4. From the DAQmx Task Object's drop-down menu, select the task you configured in NI MAX.
  5. You can then wire your DAQmx Task into a valid Task In terminal on DAQmx VI's. An Example of this is shown below:

Additional Information

NI DAQExpress does not support DAQmx tasks which are created in NI MAX.