If a feature is licensed in multiple locations, which license takes precedence?
For example, the ISE software license key is a component of both a System Edition and a Logic Edition license package.
If my license search path contains both of these packages, which one will be used if the ISE software license key is requested?
If a license component is available in multiple license packages, (for example, the ISE software Logic Edition, and System Edition), the license that is used is selected in the following order.
For certificate based licenses, you can override the precedence specified in items 2, 3, and 4 above with the use of the "sort" directive.
To use the sort directive, edit the applicable Increment lines of the license file and add "sort=1","sort=2", and so on.
A lower sort value takes precedence over a higher value.
In this example, the Logic Edition increment will be used first, if available, for a license component that exists in both packages.
Note: For activation licenses, all FEATURE and INCREMENT lines obtained from trusted storage are sorted as if they had sort value of zero (0).
This ensures that they will appear first in the sort order before certificate license file features.
As a result, the 'sort" option is not available for activation licenses.