Using the Messages Window - 2022.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Using the Vivado IDE (UG893)

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The Messages window (shown in the following figure) displays design and report messages, which are grouped to enable you to locate messages from different tools or processes. Messages display with a link to the relevant object or source file. To open the Messages window, select Window > Messages. You can use the check boxes in the banner of the Messages window to hide or display the errors, critical warnings, warnings, info, and status messages.

Note: If the location of a source file changes, the Vivado IDE removes the link from related messages to prevent confusion.
Tip: To see only one message type, double-click the message type in the banner of the Messages window. For example, double-click errors to display only error messages. Using the -count option displays the number of messages matching either -id or -severity that have been displayed. It resets when certain commands are executed. For example, to get the message count for critical warnings, use the get_msg_config -count -severity {CRITICAL WARNING} Tcl command.
Video: For an overview of the Messages window, including information on reviewing critical messages, cross probing design objects, adjusting message severity, and suppressing messages, see the Vivado Design Suite QuickTake Video: Understanding Messaging.
Figure 1. Messages Window