report_compile_order - 2022.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

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Report the compile order by analyzing files and constructing a hierarchy.


report_compile_order [‑fileset <arg>] [‑missing_instances] [‑constraints]
    [‑sources] [‑used_in <arg>] [‑file <arg>] [‑append]
    [‑of_objects <args>] [‑quiet] [‑verbose]


Name Description
[-fileset] FileSet to parse to determine compile order
[-missing_instances] Report missing instances in the design hierarchy
[-constraints] Report the constraint compile order
[-sources] Report the source compile order
[-used_in] Specify the used in filter.
[-file] Filename to output results to.
[-append] Append output to existing file
[-of_objects] Get 'file' objects of these types: 'file fileset ip reconfig_module'.
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution




Report the compilation order of files in the various active filesets: constraints, design sources, and simulation sources.

This command returns the order of file processing for synthesis, implementation, and simulation. The report can be limited by specifying the fileset of interest with -fileset, or using the -constraints option or -sources option.

The -used_in option lets you report the processing order of files used in Synthesis, Simulation, or one of the implementation steps, according to the value of the USED_IN property.

By default the report is returned to the Tcl console, or standard output, but it can also be written to a file.


-of_objects <args> - (Optional) Report the files that are associated with the specified filesets, sub-designs, or reconfiguration modules. The default is to search all filesets. When -compile_order and -used_in are specified, the -of_objects switch will only accept a single fileset, or a single sub-design such as an IP core, Block Design, or DSP design. A sub-design is also known as a composite file.
Note: The -of_objects option requires objects to be specified using the get_* commands, such as get_cells or get_pins, rather than specifying objects by name. In addition, -of_objects cannot be used with a search <pattern>.

-fileset <arg> - (Optional) Limit the report to the specified fileset.

-missing_instances - (Optional) Return the list of cells that are missing source files in the current or specified fileset.

-constraints - (Optional) Report the compilation order of the constraint files in the current design, including constraints for any IP in the design.

-sources - (Optional) Report the compilation order of files found in the sources_1 fileset of design sources.

-used_in <arg> - (Optional) Accepts one of the enumerated values of the USED_IN property for files, and returns files matching the specified value. Valid values for this option include the following: synthesis, simulation, or implementation. Refer to the Vivado Design Suite Properties Reference Guide (UG912) for information on the USED_IN property and its supported values.

-file <arg> - (Optional) Write the report into the specified file. The specified file will be overwritten if one already exists, unless -append is also specified.
Note: If the path is not specified as part of the file name, the file will be written into the current working directory, or the directory from which the tool was launched.
-append - (Optional) Append the output of the command to the specified file rather than overwriting it.
Note: The -append option can only be used with the -file option.
-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.


The following example reports the compilation order of the active filesets in the current design:
The following returns a list of cells with missing source files in the current design, and appends the report to the specified file:
report_compile_order -missing_instances -file C:/Data/report1.txt -append
The following command lists the compile order of the files in the active constraint set:
report_compile_order -constraints