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AR# 15527

5.1i ISE - Use of the "Automatically Generate File" option in iMPACT causes "ERROR:iMPACT:909 - setSubMode is required before this operation."


Keywords: iMPACT, bit, MCS, RBT, PROM, PMP, ISE, Project, Navigator, System, ACE, CF, JTAG, generate, option, property, programming, file

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
In the properties for the process "Generate PROM, ACE or JTAG File", a checkbox property called "Automatically Generate File" is included. If I check this box, Project Navigator will launch iMPACT in batch mode with a command file. However, iMPACT then reports following error:

"ERROR:iMPACT:909 - setSubMode is required before this operation."



This problem is partially fixed in the latest 5.1i Service Pack, available at:
The first service pack containing the fix is 5.1i Service Pack 1.

The service pack allows the PROM flow to run correctly. However, the System ACE CF and MPM/SC flows continue to generate the above error when "Automatically Generate File" is selected.

To create System ACE MPM/SC, System ACE CF or SVF files, use the iMPACT GUI. (If you de-select the "Automatically Generate File" checkbox property for the process "Generate PROM, ACE or JTAG File", the iMPACT GUI will open.)


Appears to be Broken again in 6.2i.
AR# 15527
Date Created 08/30/2002
Last Updated 02/07/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article