VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by Grok » Sun, 28 Aug 2005 04:12:53


Hi,

I am using VI Logger Lite 2.0 with MAX 3.1.1.  I have been using
this for a couple months with my NI DAQPad-6015 for simple data
logging, which I then have been exporting to a text file for analysis
with seperate programs.

The program has always hanged sporadically, so recently, I tryed
reinstalling it to see if that would fix the problem.  However,
after I reinstalled, I encountered a new problem.  When I create a
task and try to run it, I get a popup window with an error message:
"Database does not exist in the specified path."  After getting
this, I have tried several times completely uninstalling all NI
software, and deleting the Program Files/National Instruments, and then
trying to do a clean uninstall.  However, I continue to get this
error.  It is beyond my understanding how I could still be getting
this error, since it previously worked ok (beyond the occasional hang),
and I have deleted all the configuration files so that nothing should
persist between the installations.

I am at a complete loss on how to fix this; if anyone can offer any advice, please do!

Thanks,
Jared Stephen
 
 
 

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by Ryan » Wed, 31 Aug 2005 01:41:15

Jared,

It sounds like VI Logger somehow lost its association with its
database. Please open MAX and check out the "Historical
Data"->"Citadel 5 Universe" entry. Under "My Computer" in the
right-hand pane, you should have a database called "VI Logger Data". It
must be spelled, spaced, and capitalized the exact same way. If you do
not have this database (which I suspect you do not), right click on "My
Computer" and select "Create/Attach Database..." The default database
path (if you want to have access to your old data) is C:\Documents and
Settings\All Users\Application Data\National Instruments\VI Logger,
with the database name as "VI Logger Data". If you want to create a new
database, then specify a new path.

If "VI Logger Data" does appear, a possible fix is to detach and
reattach it. Right click on "VI Logger Data," select
"Detach/Delete...," and chose the "Detach" option. Finally, reattach
the database as described above.

Hope this helps,

 
 
 

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by RichardEyn » Tue, 10 Jan 2006 20:11:01

Hi, Thanks for the help.
The location of the Historical Data with DAQmx 8.0 and MAX 4.0. The new location is located (in MAX) under Tools->VI Logger-> "Im unable to find this position >Manage Database" the "Advanced Setting" is grayed out also?
I have found infomation that VI Logger does not work with Labview 6.1, ref ni doc:"Does VI Logger 1.0 Work with LabVIEW 6.1". I dont have VI Logger 1.0 or the update.  Could installing this VI Logger without this info Version 1 and or update effect VI Logger program.
 
Thanks again for any help.
 
Richard
 
 
 

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by gloglogl » Sat, 18 Feb 2006 18:40:36

I am experiencing the same problem and I can not find the "manage database" nor the "historical data" in any meny tree.
Using:
DAQmx 8.0.0f0
MAX 4.0.0.3010
VI logger light 2.0.1
NI-USB-6009
Thanks for any kind of suggestion
 
 
 

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by RichardEyn » Sun, 19 Feb 2006 00:40:43

Hi,
 
Sorry to say but I've still not found an answer.  I'm using the exact same set up and it always comes up with the error, " Database does not exist in the specified path".   I hope this can be solved soon had it a while now.  The logger SW did work for a time then the error.
 
Regards
Richard
 
 
 

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by Tom W [DE » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 05:10:40

Hi Richard-
I missed your earlier reply because of other activity in this thread.  Your USB-6008 will not be able to interface with earlier versions of VI Logger and/or LabVIEW 6.1 because your device requires the use of NI-DAQmx which is incompatible with versions of LabVIEW prior to 7.0. 
Are you still unable to see options in MAX pertaining to the VI Logger 2.0 installation?  You may want to glance at the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\National Instruments\VI Logger\Data Storage Path" to make sure that it matches the setting you have selected in MAX.  Please keep in mind that you should only edit your registry if you have experience doing so and that you should always backup a copy before making any changes.
Hopefully this helps-
 
 
 

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by Tom W [DE » Fri, 24 Feb 2006 04:40:36

Hi Richard-
Let me know if I can help with any other questions.  Thanks a lot-
 
 
 

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by Nicholas » Fri, 10 Mar 2006 03:11:00

steorn:
Can you tell us exactly what three paths you changed in the Registry Editor?
 
Thanks,
N. Butler
National Instruments
 
 
 

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by Voltage Vi » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 08:10:07

Georges, We have found a work-around! Please complete the following tests and let us know if this works.- Install VI Logger Lite, reboot
- Create a new DAQmx Task and a new VI Logger Task
- Log some data, close VI Logger
- Move the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\National Instruments\VI Logger folder to another place, such as C:\VI Logger Data. Make sure it no longer exists in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\National Instruments\ path.
- Change computer name
- Reboot
- Launch VI Logger. Attempt to access one of the data runs you logged in step 3. You will receive some error about the database.  Choose to select another database.
- The database browser window will appear. Right-click on My Computer and choose Create/Attach. Browse to the path where you put the database files in step 4. After you browse to the database, notice that the dialog box as chosen a database name for you.  For example, if you had placed the database in C:\VI Logger Data, the default name would be something like c___VI_Logger_Data. Edit the default name to something that is easier to read, like VI_Logger_Data (the use of underscores is preferred), then click OK or Create.
- Close VI Logger
- Run regedit, then browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\National Instruments\VI Logger and set the value of Default database to "\\localhost\VI_Logger_Data" (or whatever you named the database in step 8).
- Open a command prompt window to the C:\Program Files\National Instruments\VI Logger\ path, then execute "rtask -r"  (This step may not be necessary).
After following the above steps you will be able to view any old data associated with existing VI Logger tasks. You will not be able to use the existing tasks to log new data (You get the "Database does not exist in the specified path" error). You can create new VI Logger task and log data. Also, you may be able to modify this process slightly if you receive the database error with existing VI Logger data that you wish to keep. In this case, start with step 4. Good luck!
 
 
 

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by Garrett » Sun, 29 Oct 2006 02:40:09

Rajeev,Unfortunately, it looks like
you're going to need to wipe all National Instruments software and
registry entries from your computer and start anew. An applications
engineer can take you through this process. Follow this <a href=" http://www.yqcomputer.com/ " target="_blank">link </a>and
create a new service request. NI Support will take you the rest of the
way. Again, thanks for being willing to try all my suggestions.
 
 
 

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by Steve » Wed, 24 Jan 2007 05:40:23

I had the same problem with VI Logger Lite on my brand new PXI system. I think it is because NI set up the PXI system with a standard disk image. Reinstalling DAQmx was ineffective. The fix posted earlier (moving the "VI Logger" folder, renaming computer, reattach database, edit the Windows registry ...) also didn't work. In my case VI Logger Lite had never been able to record any data.
 
So in desperation (I had to set up the system to do some simple data recording really quick, and I am extremely rusty with LabVIEW after haven't touched it for almost 10 years), and after I had severely messed up the installed NI drivers/software due to the numerous driver removal and re-installation, I proceeded to wipe out all installed NI software, delete all Windows registry entries for VI Logger, reinstalled DAQmx and LabVIEW. Everything seems to be working now.
 
So much for a preconfigured system. My system h/w configuration is as follows:
 
Original system:
  PXI-3011 chassis
  PXI-8105 controller
  PXI-5105 digitizer
 
Later added: PXI-6229 multifunction DAQ card
 
-Steve L.
 
 
 

VI Logger error: Database does not exist in the specified path

Post by Minster » Sun, 13 May 2007 02:40:07

Please help fix "Database does not exist in the specified path" error in VI Logger!
I have read through the preceeding discussions but have not found enough to help yet.
When I run a VI task , the following message from Task Validation shows up:
 
"Database does not exist in the specified path."
 
I have reinstalled the software without any resolution of the problem.  I am running the most recent versions of NiDAQMX and Vilogger (free version).
 
The preceeding discussion mentioned menu items that do not show up, so I can't use these methods to solve the problem.  What is the next step?
 
"Historical Data" does not exist in the MAX tree view.
in MAX the menu item "Tools->VI Logger->Manage Database" does not exist.
 
Thanks for the help,
KE