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AR# 39635

Project Navigator - WARNING:ProjectMgmt:430 - DesignStrategies - Strategy file doesn't exist or is empty, skipping.


Following warning is being received in my ISE project console window.

WARNING:ProjectMgmt:430 - DesignStrategies - Strategy file c:/my_proj/speed_strat.xds doesn't exist or is empty, skipping.

This can occur for multiple reasons.

  1. The "Design Goals and Strategies" pop-up window contains the absolute path to the strategy file, (xds file). If one has opened the project on an alternative OS, then this path will not be recognized. (i.e. Opening a windows project on a Linux machine)
  2. Opening a copied project may also mean that the absolute path in the "Design Goals and Strategies" pop-up window may not be visible from the new location.
The lack of a resolution for this strategy file will lead to locking of process properties and disable the flexibility of modifying your process properties for the implementation tools. In some cases the user may wish to modify these locked processes. What can be done to allow editing of process set by the strategy?


To work around this:

  1. Open the "Design Goals and Strategies" pop-up by right-clicking on any of the Implementation tools in the processes window in Project Navigator.
  2. Use the search facility or manually add the location to the XDS file and click apply.
  3. As the file is now resolved, it will be possible to "unlock" the strategy if you wish and then modify individual properties in the implementation tools which were previously frozen.
AR# 39635
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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