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Read PXIe Chassis Serial Number from LabVIEW


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


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


LabVIEW 2011 or Later

NI-PXI Platform Services 3.0.4 or Later


NI PXIe Chassis

Additional Images

Block Diagram


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.

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