Creating Tasks and Channels

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Creating Tasks and Global Virtual Channels

You can set up global virtual channels and tasks in MAX using the DAQ Assistant. To create a task or global virtual channel, complete the following steps:

  1. Right-click Data Neighborhood in the configuration tree.

    If you are using a remote RT target, expand Remote Systems, find and expand your target, and right-click Data Neighborhood in the configuration tree.

  2. Select Create New.
  3. Select either NI-DAQmx Task or NI-DAQmx Global Virtual Channel.
  4. Click Next. The DAQ Assistant opens.

For more information on creating tasks and virtual channels, refer to the DAQ Assistant Help. If you are using LabVIEW, refer to Taking an NI-DAQmx Measurement in LabVIEW to learn how to create a task.

You also can generate code from your task or virtual channel if you are using version 7.x or later of LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, or Measurement Studio, or version 7.1 or later of the LabVIEW Real-Time Module. If you want to generate code, you must access your task or virtual channel from your ADE. Refer to the NI-DAQmx Help and your application software documentation for more information on programming with your task or virtual channel.