05-07-2011 08:35 AM - edited 05-07-2011 08:36 AM
I'm running a lot of builds on a project in ISE 11.5 and can't upgrade to 12.x because of
purchased IP. I ran into the issue of AR #33219:
11.2 Smartxplorer - ERROR "Could not determine cost table value from strategy name" while copying the best strategy
This happens when using SmartXplorer in the increment cost table only mode. The problem is
that all runs except the first have "CTnn" appended where "nn" is the cost table number for
that run, but the first run does not. So if the first run happens to be the best, then you try to
copy the results and you get this error. In the answer record you are advised as a workaround
to "manually copy over the options from that run," but doesn't give any information on how to do that.
So - first I tried to just copy all files in the "run1" subdirectory of the SmartXplorer_results folder. That
just seemed to confuse the Navigator so I could never coerce it to generate the bitstream.
Finally I saw "smartxplorer.xml" in the SmartXplorer_results folder and opened it with a text editor.
By changing the first instance of "CurrentProjectNavigatorSettings" to "CurrentProjectNavigatorSettingsCTnn",
where nn is the cost table starting point for the run, I could use the normal copy results button
from smartxplorer within the Project Navigator. I hopes this helps anyone else who runs into
06-30-2012 06:54 AM
I have a problem with smartxplorer in ISE 12.3.
ISE doen't show smartxplorer results and can't copy best strategy to project?
Please help me.