LabVIEW Does Not Show Channels and Resources of Real-Time PXI

Updated Apr 18, 2024

Reported In


  • PXI Controller


  • LabVIEW Real-Time Module


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

  • When I open one of the examples VI, which is installed with the driver for my PXI or PXIe card, the drop down menu for physical channel does not show the card in my real-time PXI system.
  • The drop down menu for interface does not show the cards in my real-time PXI system.


By default, LabVIEW does not search for cards in you Real-Time PXI system.
To select a card or channel of your PXI system, you have tell LabVIEW about your Real-Time system.

To do that, you start with using an Real-Time LabVIEW project from the templates,
or you add a RT target to your LabVIEW project.

After that, you have to add the VIs, which will control the PXI cards, under the RT Target in the LabVIEW Project.

Now you should see the cards in the drop down menu.


Additional Information

For DAQmx devices, also check the Using NI-DAQmx Name Controls options.