import_xst - 2021.2 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

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Imports the given XST project file


import_xst [‑copy_sources] [‑quiet] [‑verbose] <file>


List of files object that were imported from the XST file.


Name Description
[-copy_sources] Copy all the sources from xst project file into the created project
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
<file> Name of the XST project file to be imported




Imports XST synthesis project files into the current project, including the various source files used in the XST run.


-copy_sources - (Optional) Copy XST project source files to the local project directory structure rather than referencing them from their current location. The default is to reference source files from their current location.

-quiet - (Optional) Execute the command quietly, returning no messages from the command. The command also returns TCL_OK regardless of any errors encountered during execution.
Note: Any errors encountered on the command-line, while launching the command, will be returned. Only errors occurring inside the command will be trapped.
-verbose - (Optional) Temporarily override any message limits and return all messages from this command.
Note: Message limits can be defined with the set_msg_config command.

<file> - (Required) The name of the XST project file from which to import the source files.


The following example creates a new project called xst_test, and imports the drp_des.xst file:
create_project xst_test C:/Data/FPGA_Design/xst_test
import_xst C:/Data/ise_designs/drp_des.xst

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