NI-DAQmx and LabVIEW Compatibility

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This page shows supported versions of the NI-DAQmx hardware driver with LabVIEW or LabVIEW Real-Time Development Systems. Reference this information to ensure you install the correct version when upgrading or updating your system or software. Using incompatible versions may result in errors, missing LabVIEW palettes or functions, or devices and tasks failing to show up in NI Measurement & Automation Explorer (MAX).

Note that this article replaces KnowledgeBase 3PIA89N5: DAQmx and LabVIEW Version Compatibility. Some NI manuals may still reference the previous document. If you were redirected from the previous KnowledgeBase URL, please update your bookmarks accordingly.

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NI-DAQmx Compatibility with LabVIEW Service Packs

LabVIEW service packs do not affect compatibility with NI-DAQmx. For example, DAQmx 15.0 is compatible with LabVIEW 2015 and also LabVIEW 2015 SP1. This does not necessarily apply to other NI drivers.

NI-DAQmx and LabVIEW Compatibility Table

Please refer to this document for compatibility of NI-DAQmx and LabVIEW NXG.  For compatibility between older versions of DAQmx or LabVIEW, see the DAQmx LabVIEW Compatibility Table attachment in the Downloads section of this document. 

Use this table to compare versions of NI-DAQmx to compatible versions of LabVIEW

NI-DAQmx Version LabVIEW/LabVIEW Real-Time Version  
2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
20.0                  
19.6                  
19.5                  
19.1                  
19.0                  
18.6                  
18.5                  
18.1                  
18.0                  
17.6                  
17.5                  
17.1.1                  
17.1                  
17.0                  

Compatible