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Resolving Mapping Errors in the Hardware Configuration

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Last Modified: February 27, 2020

Manually update configuration items and install drivers to resolve mapping errors in the configuration.

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A notification in the bottom left of the dialog shows the number of mapping errors that you must resolve before applying the configuration to your system.

Refer to the following table to determine how to resolve mapping errors.
Error Solution
Multiple compatible hardware choices exist for the configuration item. Click the drop-down menu for the configuration item. You can choose one of the following options:
  • Select the discovered hardware item you want to apply to the configuration.
  • Click Omit the configuration to exclude the item from the configuration.
No compatible hardware choices exist for the configuration item.
A single hardware device maps to multiple configuration items.
One or more required drivers are missing or outdated.
  1. Click Install drivers....
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    The Install drivers... button only appears if one or more drivers are missing.

  2. Write down the file path at the bottom of the dialog. You will navigate to this location to relaunch the NI Hardware Configuration Importer after the installation completes.
  3. Click Launch NI Package Manager and follow the prompts to install drivers.
  4. After your machine reboots, use the file path you recorded to relaunch the file and restart the hardware application process.
The configuration item requires a network device, which you must manually map to available hardware using NI MAX.
  1. Click the drop-down menu for the configuration item and click Launch in NI MAX.
  2. In NI MAX, navigate to Devices and Interfaces >> Network Devices and click Add Network Device to discover available hardware.
  3. After you add the hardware device in NI MAX, return to the NI Hardware Configuration Importer dialog and select the hardware from the configuration item's drop-down menu.
The configuration item requires a GPIB instrument, which you must manually map to available hardware using NI MAX.
  1. Click the drop-down menu for the configuration menu and click Launch in NI MAX.
  2. In NI NAX, navigate to the GPIB controller and click Scan for Instruments to discover available hardware.
  3. After NI MAX recognizes the GPIB instrument, return to the NI Hardware Configuration Importer dialog and select the hardware from the configuration item's drop-down menu.

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