Archived: Traditional DAQ Palette Does Not Appear In LabVIEWThis document has been archived and is no longer updated by National Instruments
Primary Software Version: 4.6.1
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: N/A
I recently upgraded LabVIEW versions or have multiple versions of LabVIEW installed and chose to include the Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) driver during the installation. However, I do not see the Traditional DAQ Subpalette on the Functions Palette and I cannot access the example programs from the NI Example Finder. I tried to repair the driver, but this did not help. How do I correct this problem?
This problem occurs when you have installed the Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) driver with a previous version of LabVIEW and you do not uninstall it before the LabVIEW upgrade is performed. Because the driver is detected as already being installed when the upgrade is performed, no support for the new installation of LabVIEW is installed. This is a known issue with the Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) driver.
There are two solutions to this problem depending on your use case:
To use Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) with only the latest version of LabVIEW
To use Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) with multiple versions of LabVIEWCopy over the following folders from the most recent version of LabVIEW to the other LabVIEW version folders. [LVDIR] indicates the folder of the latest LabVIEW version, such as
One caveat: If you open and save any examples or create any VIs in your latest version of LabVIEW you will not be able to use the VI's in a previous version. It is very important to copy the folders before saving the VI's.
Drivers and Updates: Traditional NI-DAQ (Legacy) 7.4.4 - Windows 2000/XP
KnowledgeBase 2F6IA1OH: Missing Icons on Functions or Controls Palette in LabVIEW
LabVIEW 2012 Help: Mass Compile Dialog Box
Report Date: 09/04/2008
Last Updated: 08/05/2013
Document ID: 4P3LDIHB