FlexLogger 2018 R2 Readme

March 2018

This file contains important information about FlexLogger, including system requirements, installation instructions, and supported hardware.


System Requirements

Installation Instructions

Product Security and Critical Updates

Supported Hardware

Accessing the Help

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

Legal Information


Use FlexLogger to configure a CompactDAQ measurement system to acquire, visualize, and log sensor-based data.

System Requirements

FlexLogger has the following minimum system requirements:

 Operating System  RAM/Processor  Required Software1
  • 64-bit version of Windows 10/8.12/7 SP13
  • 1024 x 768 resolution (1366 x 768 or higher recommended)
  • Pentium 4 G1 equivalent (Intel i5 equivalent or higher recommended)
  • 4 GB disk space
  • 4 GB RAM
  • (Required) NI-DAQmx software 17.5.0
  • (Required) NI-XNET software 17.5.1

1 Required drivers are included with the FlexLogger installer.

2 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 requires Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.

3 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1 requires Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.

Installation Instructions

Complete the following steps to install FlexLogger.

  1. Log into Windows using an Administrator account. Contact your IT department if you do not have Administrator access.
  2. Insert the FlexLogger installation media. Follow the installer prompts, enter any required information, and activate when prompted, if necessary. When prompted to reboot, log into the same Windows account you used to run the installer.

Product Security and Critical Updates

Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. Visit ni.com/critical-updates for information about critical updates from NI.

Supported Hardware

The following lists detail the hardware models supported in FlexLogger.

CompactDAQ Chassis

  • cDAQ-9171
  • cDAQ-9174
  • cDAQ-9178
  • cDAQ-9179
  • cDAQ-9181
  • cDAQ-9184
  • cDAQ-9185
  • cDAQ-9188
  • cDAQ-9189
  • Note: FlexLogger does not support synchronization between TSN-enabled CompactDAQ chassis (cDAQ-9185 and cDAQ-9189)

  • cDAQ-9191

C Series Voltage Input Modules

  • NI 9201
  • NI 9205
  • NI 9206
  • NI 9209
  • NI 9215
  • NI 9220
  • NI 9221
  • NI 9222
  • NI 9223
  • NI 9224
  • NI 9225
  • NI 9228
  • NI 9229
  • NI 9238
  • NI 9239
  • NI 9242
  • NI 9244
  • NI 9251

C Series Current Input Modules

  • NI 9203
  • NI 9208
  • NI 9227
  • NI 9246
  • NI 9247

C Series Voltage and Current Input Modules

  • NI 9207

C Series Sound and Vibration Input Modules

  • NI 9230
  • NI 9232
  • NI 9234
  • NI 9250

C Series Temperature Input Modules

  • NI 9210
  • NI 9211
  • NI 9212
  • NI 9213
  • NI 9214
  • NI 9216
  • NI 9217
  • NI 9226

C Series Universal Analog Input Modules

  • NI 9218
  • NI 9219

C Series Strain/Bridge Input Modules

  • NI 9235
  • NI 9236
  • NI 9237

C Series Counter Input Modules

  • NI 9361

C Series CAN and Vehicle Multiprotocol Interface Modules

  • NI 9860

    Note: FlexLogger only supports the TRC-8542 and TRC-8543 transceiver cables.

  • NI 9861
  • NI 9862

CAN Interface Devices

  • NI USB-8502

Accessing the Help

Refer to the FlexLogger Manual, accessible from Help»Online manual, for more information about using FlexLogger.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 is the latest version of the Windows operating system and features significant changes compared to previous versions. Windows 10 introduces several new capabilities and also combines features from both Windows 7 and Windows 8. For more information about NI support for Windows 10, visit ni.com/windows10.

Using NI Software with Microsoft Windows 8.1

When you install NI software on Microsoft Windows 8.1, you will notice a few additional tiles in the Apps view, including shortcuts to NI application software products such as NI LabVIEW, Measurement & Automation Explorer (NI MAX), and NI Launcher. For more information about NI support for Windows 8.1, visit ni.com/windows8.

Legal Information


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End-User License Agreements and Third-Party Legal Notices

You can find end-user license agreements (EULAs) and third-party legal notices in the following locations after installation:

  • Notices are located in the <National Instruments>\_Legal Information and <National Instruments> directories.
  • EULAs are located in the <National Instruments>\Shared\MDF\Legal\license directory.
  • Review <National Instruments>\_Legal Information.txt for information on including legal information in installers built with NI products.

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