Calibration Executive 6.0 Known Issues

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This document contains the Calibration Executive known issues that were discovered before and since the release of Calibration Executive 6.0. Known issues are performance issues or technical bugs that NI has acknowledged exist within this version of the product.

 

Not every issue known to NI appears on this list; it is intended to show the most severe and common issues that you may encounter and provide workarounds when possible. Other technical issues that you may encounter could occur through normal product use or system compatibility issues. You may find more information on these issues in NI’s Product Documentation, Knowledgebase, or Community.

Bug Number

Legacy ID

Description

Details

208070 677002

Procedure Throws Error or Terminates When a PXIe-4080/4081/4082 DMM Is Used

PXIe-408x digital multimeters are not compatible with several Calibration Executive procedures for which a PXI-407x digital multimeter is recommended as an instrument standard.

For more information and a list of procedures, refer to "DMM Instrument Standard Considerations" in Calibration Executive Help.

Workaround:

Do not substitute a PXIe-4080/4081/4082 in a procedure in which a PXI-4070/4071/4072 DMM is recommended.

Reported Version:

Calibration Executive 4.2

Resolved Version:

N/A

Added:

Aug 14, 2020

1090478

NIPM Does Not Enforce Dependencies in Calibration Executive Feed

NI Package Manager allows the Calibration Executive feed to be modified to remove core components that are required for certain procedures. Dependencies should not be modified or deselected during installation.

Workaround:

There is currently no known workaround for this issue.

Reported Version:

Calibration Executive 6.0

Resolved Version:

N/A

Added:

Aug 14, 2020

1087818

Calibration Executive 6.0 and Later Cannot Be Installed on 32-Bit OS

Calibration Executive 6.0 removes 32-bit operating system and application support. If you try to install Calibration Executive 6.0 or later on a 32-bit OS, NI Package Manager attempts to install the package, and then displays an error:

"Unable to locate package 'ni-calibration-executive-store (>=6.0.0.49154-0+f2)' with a compatible version and architecture."

Workaround:

There is currently no known workaround for this issue.

Reported Version:

Calibration Executive 6.0

Resolved Version:

N/A

Added:

Aug 14, 2020

1057234

In Read-Only Mode, Uncertainty Database Error Handling Is Impaired

When the uncertainty database is read only (for example, the operator logs in without administrator privileges), an initial attempt to manage uncertainties causes Error -2147217911 when launching the Manage Uncertainty UI, as Calibration Executive tries to update the legacy database.

After the database is updated to the new format in Calibration Executive 6.0 and later, the initial error when launching the Manage Uncertainty UI is resolved. But any operation that modifies the uncertainties database results in Error -2147467259.

Actions that can result in this error include:

  • Importing an uncertainty.
  • Modifying the uncertainty version or notes from the UI results.
  • Deleting an uncertainty.
  • Modifying the Guard Band notes.

Workaround:

To resolve these errors, you should remove the read-only attribute of the uncertainty database, and then re-open the Manage Uncertainty UI.

Reported Version:

Calibration Executive 6.0

Resolved Version:

N/A

Added:

Oct 8, 2020

1094770

Error Occurs Generating a Calibration Report on a Non-English OS

Windows OS for languages other than English (Spanish, for example) may use a date format with extended characters. In this case, PDF, Word, and Excel reports cannot be generated using default report options; Calibration Executive displays an error:

"The report file was not at the expected path or has been corrupted."

Workaround:

Configure report options to remove Calibration Date from the report file name. For details about customizing report names, refer to "Configuring Report Options" in Calibration Executive Help.

Reported Version:

Calibration Executive 6.0

Resolved Version:

N/A

Added:

Aug 14, 2020

1091448

Installing Version 6.0 on Japanese OS with Suggested Components Causes Error

When you install Calibration Executive 6.0 on a Japanese operating system and accept the pre-selected additional items, an error occurs at the NI-HSDIO-Documentation package.

Workaround:

When you install Calibration Executive on a Japanese OS, deselect all NI-HSDIO components from the additional items list in NI Package Manager. In this case, however, the Japanese OS system cannot be used to calibrate high-speed digital I/O hardware.

Reported Version:

N/A

Resolved Version:

N/A

Added:

Oct 8, 2020

1088175

Unable to Silently Install Calibration Executive

Workaround:

There is currently no known workaround for this issue.

Reported Version:

Calibration Executive 6.0

Resolved Version:

N/A

Added:

Aug 14, 2020

1084777

Error Occurs If Path to Custom Report Stylesheet or CustomReports Folder Changes

If the file path for a custom report stylesheet or the CustomReports folder changes (for example, if a user's Documents folder is cleaned up), Calibration Executive displays an error when the report generator is launched:

"Calibration Executive: Report Gen: Report stylesheets, templates, or schema are not available. Reinstall Calibration Executive to restore these necessary files.

C:\Users\<username>\Documents\CalibrationExecutive\CustomReports\
cex_CustomReports_config.ini"

The report generator then closes abruptly.

Workaround:

Do one of the following:

  • Copy the content of the CustomReports folder (including the style sheet) to the expected location.
  • Manually edit the cex_Config.ini file at C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Calibration Executive\Config\, and change CustomReportsPath to point to the existing location (if known).
  • Delete the CustomReportsPath line in the cex_Config.ini file to force Calibration Executive to reset to the default location.

Reported Version:

Calibration Executive 6.0

Resolved Version:

N/A

Added:

Aug 14, 2020

1066924

Fatal Error Occurs at Adjustment

NI 4461, NI 6704, and NI 6713 calibration procedures fail to create adjustment sessions and return a fatal error. When this error occurs, you must terminate the procedure and either use Windows Device Manager to disable and then re-enable the PCI or PXI device or shut down the system completely and power it back on again.

Verify Only run mode works correctly.

Workaround:

Use a previous version of Calibration Executive to execute the Verify & Adjust run mode on PCI/PXI-4461, -6704, and -6713 devices until a fix becomes available for version 6.0.

Reported Version:

Calibration Executive 6.0

Resolved Version:

N/A

Added:

Oct 8, 2020

1114526

Error -300401 Occurs at "Verify ALC Limits Table," Calibration Results are Empty

Calibration Executive throws an error during the "Verify ALC Limits Table" step for the NI 565x, PXIe-5663, and PXIe-5673 procedures. Before the step is initialized, the procedure terminates and cannot be continued. This issue was introduced in Calibration Executive 6.0.

This issue affects the following models:

  • PXI-5650
  • PXIe-5650
  • PXI-5651
  • PXIe-5651
  • PXI-5652
  • PXIe-5652
  • PXIe-5663
  • PXIe-5663E
  • PXIe-5673
  • PXIe-5673E

Workaround:

Use a previous version of Calibration Executive to execute NI 565x, PXIe-5663, and PXIe-5673 procedures until a fix becomes available for version 6.0.

Reported Version:

Calibration Executive 6.0

Resolved Version:

Calibration Executive 6.0.1

Added:

Aug 27, 2020

1138884

TestStepName Field Is Logged Incorrectly for Framework 2.0 Procedures

The calibration reports database is logging the TestStepName field as "Adjust Only" for all test points.

If you export the uncertainty for any of these procedures and then import the uncertainties using 2.0 format instead of legacy format, then the uncertainty will not merge correctly with the limits data.

Workaround:

There is currently no known workaround for this issue.

Reported Version:

Calibration Executive 6.0

Resolved Version:

Calibration Executive 6.0.1

Added:

Oct 8, 2020

Final Time Issue Listed

Issues found in this section will not be listed in future known issues documents for this product.

There are currently no issues to list.

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