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Using LabVIEW With Your DATAQ Data Logger


In the realm of data acquisition, LabVIEW is one of the most oft-used programming environments. This application note describes step-by-step how to access a DI-2108, and virtually any other DATAQ Instruments data acquisition device (with modifications) using LabVIEW.

To do so:

1.) Ensure that the 32-bit version of LabVIEW 2019 in installed on your PC. Click here to download a trial version.

2.) Navigate to our GitHub page at and download the and associated ReadMe file.

3.) Download and install the DATAQ Instruments Software Suite on a PC running Windows 7 or later.

4.) Connect your DATAQ data acquisition device to the PC. While the example program targets the DI-2108 by default, this LabView vi supports DI-11xx, DI-21xx, DI-41xx, DI-47xx and most DATAQ devices (with modifications).

5.) From the LabView project menu, run

6.) From the Front Panel, click the ‘Run’ button.

7. With the vi running, enter a sample rate and click the ‘Start’ button.

8. That’s all there is to it! You should see real-time data in the LabView chart.

On our GitHub page, you’ll find additional LabVIEW example programs, along with examples written in C# and Python.


Additional Reading:

MATLAB Support for Data Acquisition Starter Kits

Python Support for the Latest Generation of DATAQ Products

How to Use Protocol Level Commands


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    Posted February 11, 2022 at 4:12 pm Permalink

    What modifications need to be made in order for this to work with the DI-1100 model?

  2. Posted August 5, 2022 at 8:37 am Permalink

    DATAQ data loggers are an important part of any data analytics program, and LabVIEW is a great tool for managing and analyzing the data that they produce.

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