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Read PXIe Chassis Serial Number from LabVIEW

by Active Participant rsw on ‎01-11-2012 06:33 AM

Overview

This example demonstrates a method of reading the serial number of a NI PXIe Chassis.


Description

This VI opens the pxiident.ini file (typically located at C:\Program Files\National Instruments\PXI) which stores the serial number of the PXIe Chassis. It then parses the information in the file and locates the serial number. It then displays this serial number into the front panel of the example.


Steps to Implement or Execute Code

  1. Download the VI
  2. Configure the file path control with the location of the pxiident.ini file or use the sample one provided
  3. Run the VI
  4. Observe the serial number in the indicator on the front panel

Requirements to Run

Software

LabVIEW 2011 or Later

NI-PXI Platform Services 3.0.4 or Later


Hardware

NI PXIe Chassis


Additional Images


Block Diagram

ReadChassisSerialNumber.png

Additional Information

Attached is an example of the pxiident.ini file in order to run this program without installation of PXI Platform Services or the required Hardware.