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How do you rename physical channels?

I'm interested in the Analog Input channels of a NI-6248 DAQ card.  When selecting physical channels in a pull-down menu in my VI they're listed as :  PXI1Slot5/ai0, ai1, ai2, etc.  I'd like to rename them (in the pull down menu or anywhere else, doesn't matter) to something more descriptive, such as 'AFT Calorimeter' to make it easier for the user.  Is there an easy way to do this?
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Hi Open MAX, access your Device in Devices and interfaces>> DAQmx folder and rename the device as 'AFT Calorimeter'.
 
Now you can get physical channel names as AFT Calorimeter/ai0,  etc in your vi
 
Hope this helps
 
Or, you can also assign a unique channel name for each Physical Channel in 'Create Virtual channel' function
 
Regards,
Dev
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I realise that it's been a while since someone made a post here. 

 

I'm aware that you can create a unique channel name for each Physical Channel in 'Create Virtual channel' function. 

 

But the problem is that I wish to parse the physical channel through a text file and not have to type out e.g. cDAQnameMod#/ai0 initially. 

 

Not sure if any new features or methods are available?

 

Many Thanks 

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